I really never thought I’d live to see the day where scientific evidence accepted by the vast majority of scientists would suddenly become “opinion” simply because some people don’t like what that science supports.
As if a fact isn’t a fact simply because someone doesn’t like what that fact reveals. It’s like when Neal deGrasse Tyson said during Cosmos that the theory of evolution is as scientifically accepted as the theory of gravity. His point essentially being that you’d be considered insane to deny the existence of gravity, and that’s as scientifically accepted as evolution – something which tens of millions of people don’t believe is real.
As frustrating as it is to hear these creationists like Ken Ham spout off their nonsense, I often find it amusing. Even during his debate with Bill Nye, Ham never proved anything. The basis for his entire “defense” of his position was, “Well, there’s this book…” and that was basically it.
Behind every vastly accepted scientific position lies countless hours of research done by some of the smartest people on the planet. And within those scientific positions lie detailed, and often extremely complicated, explanations that prove whatever position they take.
It’s like Nye said during his debate, accepted science is something you can use to predict future certain events with accuracy – something the Bible cannot do.
The bottom line is, most creationists are simply too stupid to understand what science actually is. They seem unable to grasp what goes into scientific research, study and ultimately acceptance. They act like their blind faith (which isn’t provable at all), based on the Bible, is the same way scientists come up with their data.
As if the Bible and a Biology book stand on equal grounds.
They don’t understand that what they believe in is faith – not science. Just because something is written inside of a book that has absolutely no provable methodology behind it, and they like what’s inside, doesn’t make that science. A biology book isn’t comprised of random hopes written down by whomever felt like writing them. They’re made up of information that’s been thought of, tested, retested and debated over by some of the brightest minds on earth.
It’s like Nye said, in science you thirst for new information and realize you don’t have all the answers. To a creationist they believe that they have all the answers, yet have no proof for any of them.
These people are just too ignorant to get what science is. They mistake belief for fact, confuse faith for science and act as if scientific research is nothing more than a random set of rules pulled out of thin air – you know, just like the Bible.
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