Is it Worth it?


Another day, another anti-science, pro-creationism post over at Theology Archaeology. I am tempted to reply, but I suspect it would accomplish nothing. After all, religious fundamentalists are not swayed by mountains of evidence, so what chance do I have?

Yet, I am often a glutton for punishment and, combined with my desire to see stuff like this challenged, I will once more hurl myself into the fray. The first quote is from the site TA is discussing.

Nye has repeatedly explained that he does not believe the Earth to be 6,000 years old, or that dinosaurs lived at the same time as humans. He has said that teaching children such beliefs as scientific truth is dangerous and harmful to their education

Next, TA offers his reply:

What is dangerous is Nye and other evolutionists lying to the children about process that have never existed.  What Nye believes has no bearing on what is true. Of course, he goes to the dear factor to bully parents into dropping the truth and adopting the lie of evolution.

The irony here is painful. We can observe biological changes right now. We can observe geological processes right now. These processes clearly happen. It takes wilful ignorance to pretend they don’t exist.

Of course, we don’t know with absolutely 100% certainty what was happening on our planet millions of years ago. To creationists, we don’t have 100% certainty the earth even is billions of years old. To creationists, if there is even the slightest doubt or uncertainty with the numbers, they are to be thrown out in favour of their alternative theory, even if their theory doesn’t answer everything either.

In TA’s case, he takes it a step further. He insists ‘secular’ science is wrong and evil. It bears no validity with him whatsoever. There is only one absolute truth, and that is a literal interpretation of the Bible.