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|Quote (Kris @ Jan. 25 2011,11:55)|
|Quote (oldmanintheskydidntdoit @ Jan. 25 2011,09:08)|
|Quote (Kris @ Jan. 25 2011,10:55)|
|Well, you could rise above all this and present your arguments, present your evidence and if the religious zealots don't like it, then you can go away with pride that you tried your best.|
Ah, that's the thing though.
A zealot cannot be convinced via rational argument.
A scientist can be convinced via rational argument.
So if argument does not work with religious zealots then what? Stand mute as they build temples to ignorance like the Creation Museum?
That might work for you, but some people won't stand idly by when ignorance is promoted as knowledge.
Why do you care if they build a creation museum? If few to no people were interested in what's in the creation museum, it wouldn't stay open for long. You must think that enough people will be interested to keep it open. What does that tell you?
Here, let me give you some hints: Religious beliefs are popular. More popular than science. Most people believe in a God-like creator. Religions are better marketers than science.
What about porn? Lots and lots of people are interested in porn--enough people to keep just a handful of internet sites, theatres, and street corners open. Are you in favor of advancing the cause of porn?
But I get the trick question- there isn't any such thing as one molecule of water. -JoeG
And scientists rarely test theories. -Gary Gaulin