Belief in evolution by country - % of population

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Tresor, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Tresor

    Tresor

  2. no effect. willfull ignorance is considered a virtue within the religious community.


    "It appears to me (whether rightly or wrongly) that direct arguments against
    christianity and theism produce hardly any effect on the public; and freedom of
    thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men's minds which
    follows from the advance of science." [Darwin]
     
  3. maxpi

    maxpi

    Evolution is indeed a belief system. People don't get that. Go to drdino.com and view his seminars. Circular reasoning and fantasy is substantially what evolution is...

    It bothers me that arguments that would get you an "F" in Philosophy 101 are the underpinnings of evolutionary theories...
     
  4. jem

    jem

    What is a direct argument against Theism?

    What an ironic quote. Taken one way it brings up so many questions about the integrity of the man and the purpose of his work?
     
  5. kut2k2

    kut2k2

    The complete lack of evidence for any god or even any type of god. Advocating the worship of and dedication to something which the very existence of is in reasonable doubt is madness or charlatanism, pure and simple.

    Theism goes far beyond the typical nonsensical cryptozoology. No Bigfoot advocate is asking for skeptics to worship their imaginary beastie, but that is precisely what theists have demanded throughout human history.
     
  6. any argument against the supernatural is a direct argument against theism.
     
  7. Its an idiotic debate one way or the other. They are really two different questions.

    Evolution claims that the current traits a population has are based on the conditions and traits of prior generations and that natural selection rewarded those members of the population with the traits that best helped them survive, while punishing the members of the population that had traits that hindered their survival. The key point is there is a previous generation to explain the current generation. It does not explain how the first generation came to be.

    Creationism explains how the initial population started.

    It is actually quite possible for both to exist and be consistent.

    You could have a being seed the planet Earth with life, which would be a creationist beginning, followed by evolution managing the population from that point on.
     
  8. Tresor

    Tresor

    Believing in god is a superstition and god is imaginary. Watch this cool movie:

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    And read this on evolution: http://godisimaginary.com/i25.htm
     
  9. Tresor

    Tresor

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  10. kut2k2

    kut2k2

    Creationism explains nothing. Instead of saying life began on Earth and evolved, all Creationism says is life began on Planet X and then (was) spread to Earth. It still hasn't explained how life began on Planet X.
     
    #10     Feb 3, 2010