Joined: Mar. 2007
|Quote (Ftk @ April 07 2007,19:40)|
|"(she has been told, and apparently believes, that accepting scientific reality in favor of the explanation from Genesis will turn her into an atheist)."|
... is absolutely and positively false. I do not believe this in any way, shape or form. In fact, this is so not me that I am suppressing the urge to scream.
First of all, "scientific reality" is seriously out of place in a discussion about scientific inferences, IMHO. And, second, I absolutely *do not* believe that dismissing a certain interpretation of the book of Genesis "turn[s] a person into an atheist”. Nor do I think that adhering to other religions make a person an atheist. I simply do not believe that other religions provide as much evidence for their claims as Christianity does.
I don't have a problem with "evolution". I understand the mechanisms, and I readily accept the empirical evidence that supports the theory.
There are none so blind as those who will not see.
FtK, there are many examples on your blog where you talk about lectures you have attended, and books you have read, where you barely disguise your disdain for evolution. That disdain is NOT based on your scientific understanding of the topic. You have proven, over and over, that all of those hours listening and reading have not resulted in any intellectual understanding of evolution, or even science. Your disdain is clearly based on your fear that evolution poses a threat to your religious worldview. That's OK; you are entitled to that opinion. But it would really be helpful if you could just admit it.
I will await, eagerly, the "evidence" for the claims of Christianity. I cannot imagine that they are more convincing than the millions of observations, inferences, predictions, and revisions that underlie evolutionary theory, but I await enlightenment on that topic.
Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
- Pattiann Rogers