Evolution is a religion because it is based on Faith and Hope in the unknown and unseen. It's followers firmly believe with all their heart and soul that their God of evolutionary chance and luck has created them, and they couldn't care less if there is no evidence to support it because they have absolute trust in their Deity called, Evolution.
And although, they have never seen her nor talked with her, but still they just believe and encourage one another in their worship services whether at university, or coffee shops, or even on-line. They usually can't explain exactly when they believe, and so direct questions about their faith, to their white coated high priests called scientists. And therefore, religious evolutionists are usually completely ignorant and innocent of the facts of real science and just base their beliefs and their love and devotion on the opinions of others. So in this way, they shut down all their mental reasoning and just follow the flow of their congregations. preaching to the converted. And so without thinking, they become scientific religious groupies, without any individualistic thinking among them. For none are allowed to disagree with their basic premise and dogma under the penalty of ex-communication from their hallowed halls of the religious faithful.
Few have ever questioned their faith and so the majority get quite upset, if you even suggest the most basic questions to them, as it shatters their dreams and illusions. They pretend to have evidence but when asked what it is, they become very evasive and non-committal, saying it is a "given" of their religion.
They are extreme fundamentalists that have isolated themselves from the reality of this world whether in science, spirituality, or even with life itself. They pin all their hopes and dreams upon Evolution's mysterious unexplainable ways and means which will somehow, someway rescue them from their plight and non-thinking via luck and chance. And it is almost impossible to carry on a rational conversation with them, let alone a mathematical or scientific one. For with every sentence they will evoke their faith in the impossible, if given enough time. And when that time frame doesn't work, they extend it from not just millions of years but to billions and now trillions of years. Their evolutionary goddess in their opinion is just so slow, she needs time to do her divine mutations and more time to select because of her lack of foreknowledge.
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This is a cut-n-paste of something you've been posting on the Internet since at least 2011. If you're going to challenge evolution as being not-science then you need an opening post that has more science in it.
I'll not promote a cut-n-paste that you've submitted to other forums unaltered beginning at least six years ago.
I like concrete proofs and math, and seeing truths rather than conjecture, and theories and missing links and missing neurons.
Me too. I think if you compose an original post that addresses some principles of evolution from one or more of these perspectives, pointing out the shortcomings that make it religion and not-science, then that would be fine. It doesn't have to be exhaustive, but it does have to be a start.