June 5, 2012 10 Comments
Because God doesn’t like science. I find this very disturbing (via Gallup):
Okay, I don’t feel all that great about a plurality of Democrats having such a profoundly anti-science view either, but at least the disparity is not so stark. Now, the “God guided process” position may not exactly be scientific, but it does not directly contradict science and can see science and faith in different realms. But the idea that humans created were created in their present form 10,000 years ago has about as much empirical support as the aether or the idea that the Moon landing was actually staged in Arizona (actually there’s probably more evidence for that). Scientifically speaking, there’s absolutely nothing to support this position. If not for a certain book called the Bible (and some related religious texts) nobody would believe this. And there’s nothing about actually believing in science, evolution in particular, that’s anti-Christian. What many don’t realize is that a literal interpretation of the bible is an interpretation. And an interpretation that science, biblical scholarship, logic, and good old common sense, tells us is overwhelmingly wrong.