- Nov 12, 2012
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Evolution and creationism are not exclusive of each other. Fundamentalist, empty-headed, God-denying, morally bankrupt atheists like to pretend that they are.
There is no doubt that environment affects the gene pool. Fundamentalist, empty-headed, God-denying, morally bankrupt atheists like to pretend that this undeniable fact precludes any notion of a created universe. That is a silly misconception on their part.
What else can you expect from a bunch of wackos who gad about the net demanding a scientific explanation of God?
I must disagree. Evolution and science in general, are completely and fundamentally incompatable with Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Genesis.
One is based on starting from a blank slate, observing, requiring repeatability of observation, amasing statistically significant evidence, then creating a more generalized model that explains that observations and is effective in predicting future observations. It's ability to predict future observation is dependent on the complexity of the natural phenomina that it studies, as well as the computational power of the tools at it's desposal. If also highlights it's fundamental postulates and axioms.
The other is based on observation, experience and pragmatism. The reason religion exists and persists is that it works for people. Some people look at a forest and see an intricate ecosystem reflecting the hand of God. Others see trees.
I don't believe science can do anything but describe observed events. Since human evolution is unobservable, most evolutionary thought is, by definition, conjectural. Yes, I know Popper gave dispensation to evolutionists, but the fact remains. Scientists need to tend to business in the lab, not offer uninformed, demeaning and downright silly opinions concerning religion. Some people come to religion via faith. Others come to it via direct experience.
All science can tell us is that environment affects the gene pools of populations. Most people can figure that out for themselves. That fact does not preclude a created universe.
Why would you think it does?