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Subject: Re: Darwin-Free Fun for Creationists Date: 5/3/2004 2:32 PM
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Yep. However, most people who understand evolution got there through reasoning, not through blind faith.

The subject wasn't most people who understand evolution.

The subject was "most kids in school who beleive in creationism"

I turned that around to "most kids in school who beleive in evolution"

I know, it is hard to understand. You have to be able to judge the logical validity of the arguement without blinding yourself with your faith.

All Elephants are Pink
Sally is an Elephant
Therefore Sally is Pink

Now, since we know Elephatns are not Pink, it stands to reason that Sally is not Pink, and people on this board would tend to say the above statement is invalid.

However, the above statement is logically valid. Logic doesn't care if the premis is right or wrong.

By the same token, Faith state the subject one beleives in is Truth or Fiction. Faith simply states you beleive in it without sufficient evidence.

So, it is a matter of Faith that people beleive in Evolution.

Heck, it is a matter of Faith that people beleive their cars will function. They don't know how they work, they just do. If something breaks, you take it to a mechanic, he explains whats wrong and the only thing most people understand is 'how much' and 'how long'.

And the fact is, if you ask a scientist whose field is actually biology how human beings came about, they are likely to preface 'evolution' with the word 'theory' - because it is not proven. It's just the most likely and probably theory we have.

Now, on a school level, it is best IMHO to teach the most likely theories, not the least likely, so Evolution is in and Creationism is out. But when you churn out students who take their limited instruction and turn around and declare it is the Truth, well your teaching religion - not science.
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