I can’t understand why American Protestants have such a difficult time with evolution as a scientific pathway to our present cultural and human incarnation.
Among religious groups, white evangelical Protestants topped the list of those rejecting evolution, with 64 percent of those polled saying they believe humans have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.
I will give the evangelicals this: at least they don’t try to find the “middle way” and sell out their faith like those lunatic “intelligent design” buffoons do. I respect religious people who stick to their guns. I don’t agree with the bullets, but there is respect. I respect the fact they are scientific illiterates.
But 33 percent reject the idea of evolution, saying that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time,” Pew said in a statement.
I believe I’ve used this anecdote before, but I’ll repeat it for the sake of this post. In one of my college Lit classes (1990-ish), a student took our professor to task after his interpretation of a literary passage, which the professor did not exactly embrace emphatically, with the retort, in front of the uneasy class, “Oh, so your bullshit is better than my bullshit?” We all sat quietly.
It reminds me of this discussion/argument which pits creationists and darwinists. The poll alluded to above embodies the divide between Creationism and Darwinism. My bullshit is better than yours.
The Creationist vomits bullshit with his silly “humans have not changed for millions of years despite the multitude of climate changes, shifts in predation and fauna” perspective while concurrently calling the concept of Evolution “magic.” And in return, the Darwinians boast that science is on their side (even though the only “science” is disconnected, carbon-dated evidence) while mocking the creationist’s view of a static human progression.
Personally, as far as I’m concerned, evolution is a no-brainer. The number of permutations available a typical DNA strand and its underlying transmutable structure which accommodates most environmental divergences is astounding, and furthermore, backed up with fossil records.
But ultimately, it’s my bullshit.
Better than yours.