quote:I mean, you already have it infiltrating the school system,
"Inflitrating"? Interesting word choice.
Would you say that Genetics has "inflitrated" the school system? What about Garvitational Theory? Has that also "inflitrated"?
quote:Is there some sort of "Go and tell" command that evolutionists must abide by, to make sure that their propaganda gets spread?
If the Creationists were content to believe what they wanted to believe inside their churches, then this forum probably wouldn't exist. It is precisely because Creationists wish to replace science in the public schools with their religious dogma that the debate exists in the form that it does.
quote:2.It is important to promote (teaching or defending could be ways of promoting) evolution, even though it doesn't matter if we believe it or not, because you want the public to be informed of something that really doesn't effect them greatly.
Well, no, the Theory of Evolution "affects" people just as much as the Germ Theory of Disease, the Atomic Theory of Matter, and Gravitational Theory.
I'd say the ToE affects people a great deal, actually, if you figure in medicine and genetic research, both of which rely heavily upon the ToE.
We're just saying that as regrettable as it may be, if you insist upon living in willful ignorance, go right ahead, just don't try to drag everyone else down with you via the public schools.
quote:4.If creationists had their way, then much intellegence in the feild of science would be lost, so we have to close them out of it, in order to advance as humans.
Creation "scientist" don't do science, so nobody has "closed" them out.
If they would like to play by the rules of science, then they are more than welcome to participate.
quote:Actually, the messianic term might have been a poor choice. What I mean is evolutionism has a missionary or evangelistic side to it. The evolutionist has a need for others to believe, and the way evolution is presented is a believe first, then understand later type of thing.
I strongly disagree.
I have no need for people to accept evolution on faith. I am more than happy for them to take in the facts which support the ToE and make their own analysis.
Tell me, do you object when people accept the Germ Theory of Disease or the Atomic Theory of Matter or the Theory of a Heliocentric solar System before they understand it?
quote:Now, messianic in terms of being a saviour,....well, I think that does exist to a degree among many evos as they think evolutionism can save people from fundamentalism, etc....
The ToE can do no such thing.
Only critical thinking skills as opposed to blind faith and reliance upon reason rather than revelation can save us from a new Dark Ages that the Fundamentalist wish to return us to.
quote:First, why don't you bring some papers that seek to prove evolutionary theory is true rather than assume it is true.
Can you do that please?
My request had nothing at all to do with the ToE being correct, or assumed, or whatever.
Randman, would you please cite a couple of Evolutionary Biology papers from the professional literature and give a brief explanation of how they deviate from being legitimate scientific papers?
What I have asked you to do is point out the shoddy science contained in those papers.
Hell, you could pick a Geology paper, or a Population Genetics paper, or any other field of science that you believe puts out crap science, and point out where the researchers went wrong in their statistical analysis, or their experimental protocol, or whatever.
quote:Often times, when two people are attracted to each other but cannot have each other they fight. Its the only way they can express those deep passions
Or, the annonymity of an internet discussion board makes it much, much easier to be as blunt as you want to be to a total stranger without having to take the consequences one would ordinarily have to if one were actually speaking such things face to face.