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Author Topic:   Can you disprove this secular argument against evolution?
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Message 278 of 293 (805736)
04-20-2017 11:31 AM
Reply to: Message 277 by Taq
04-20-2017 10:58 AM

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Like Genomicus, I also find it interesting that creationists can brazenly make sweeping conclusions about a vast area of biology with little or no knowledge of the relevant science.

That doesn't come as much of a surprise to those who follow political debates here in the US. The Republican party has, even before Trump, a habit of appointing mind-boggling unqualified ignorant people to key posts. In political debates, they have long been in the habit of calling relevant experts in all fields - even scientists - "glassy-eyed cultists", con artists, and/or ignorant dupes.

Listening to their debates, it's remarkable how US conservatives (or what gets called "conservatives" these days) take pride in their ignorance and narrow mindedness. They have this faith that because of their "common sense" they know more about every field than actual properly trained experienced experts.

The creationism is just one part of the anti-intellectualism that has always characterize US society.

I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. -- Paul Krugman

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