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Message 47 of 182 (628826)
08-13-2011 10:00 AM

Willful ignorance beyond things creationism
I don't recall noticing this aspect mentioned earlier in this thread.
Willful ignorance by creationists concerning things relating to creationisms doesn't in itself concern me that much. Sure, we need to resist their efforts to weaken science education, but they have the major problem of the 1st amendment - Anything creationism is never going to fly in public schools.
What I find more troubling is that the willfully ignorant creationists seem to be to a large degree the same people that are willfully ignorant etc. concerning other issues. They seem to be prominent in global warming denialism and, in general, denialism of man's adverse environmental impacts.
And I must wonder what proportion of the Tea Party are also hard core creationists.
Hard core creationism is just a symptom of a larger mindset of reality denialism. These are people we don't want in our government or influencing our government.
Or something like that.

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Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.
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Message 87 of 182 (629139)
08-16-2011 3:24 AM
Reply to: Message 85 by IamJoseph
08-16-2011 2:58 AM

There is no such thing as a suitable subtitle
The first recording of life form groupings is in Genesis...
The "kinds" thing is pretty thin on details. Are you sure someone, say the Chinese, didn't earlier come up with at least as good of a life form groupings?
If Australian aboriginals are 60K years old, their popilation would be at least 5 trillion.
Trillion? Billion would be absurd. You think the Australian continent could ever support a billion people, much less 5 trillion?
Genesis lists a host of actions before life emerged, accounting for billions and millions of years: separation of light and darkness; water from land; etc. Darwin forgot to list these critical factors.
Genesis also had plant life before the creation of the sun. Not only thin on the details, but flat out wrong.

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