In this thread I propose to discuss why "creationism" in general, and "Young Earth Creationism (YEC)" in particular are BAD for the US.
YEC gives Christianity a bad name. Saint Augustine cautioned Christians to not deny known scientific facts in favour of faulty interpretations of Scriptures, as it heaps shame and embarrassment on the Church.
So you lied when you said that aliens were the "best scientific explanation" for... whatever. Something that doesn't exist can not be the "best scientific explanation" for anything.
No, no lying. According to science, the existence of aliens is not impossible. A scientific theory, believe it or not, has nothing to do with belief - it is simply an explanation according to the rules and parameters of science. Belief is irrelevant.(Besides, why believe a theory when you know a better theory may well arise to replace it?).
And consider this: I could think of the best scientific explanation for how Jesus walked on water, but I wouldn't believe that explanation because I have a better explanation that is non-scientific.
This is a difficult concept for an atheist to grasp, since to an atheist, science= truth.
Atheists don't have a problem understanding why people will believe in claims that have no evidence to back them, and why they would reject solid conclusions based on evidence. It appears to be a common human flaw.
Fine . believe that this life is all there is - if that's what makes you happy.