We continue to look at why the fundamentalists dislike science and dismiss it. You can find part one here.
The Dismissal of Science
Let us take the example of evolution. Which most fundamentalists seem desperate to pretend never happened.
They like to pretend that evolution is fantasy. But evolution has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt.
Almost no theory has as much evidence for it as does evolution. Every living being is evidence of evolution and contains pieces of evidence for evolution.
The body of evidence that evolution has happened and is still happening, is truly staggering. It includes evidence from studying the fossil record. Evidence of genetic similarities and commonalities between species. As well the fact that we have seen evolution happen.
To say that evolution is unproven and “just a hypothesis” is about the most dishonest claim one could hope to make. Especially when it is very easy to understand most of the extremely abundant evidence that it definitely happened and continues to happen.
Observe the way they are frantic to dismiss almost all the evidence. Especially the most convincing evidence. Without which evolution might indeed seem a lot less credible and scientific.
Could it be that they do not understand all the evidence that exists? Perhaps they simply do not understand the science?
Sure, they often fail to understand huge portions of the evidence. Many of them refuse to do so. Yes, many of them have little or no understanding of what the science actually says. And show no interest in correcting their frequent mistakes. No matter how many times you clearly explain it to them!
Do not assume they are interested in understanding evolution. Or any science which clashes with the baseless assertions of their religion.
It is s not just evolution. We see fundamentalists constantly denying the facts of almost every branch of science known to man.
For instance, we see them trying to argue that the speed of light is not constant. Not for any scientific reason, but because the constant speed of light makes it obvious that the universe is far bigger than the Bible allows.
Religious fundamentalists are caught in a trap of their own dishonesty. Their faith demands that they blindly accept any assertion their religion makes as infallibly true. For no reason and against all reason.
Religious people have rejected reality and therefore science. It does not matter what science has to say. If science does not agree with their religion, then it must be rejected. For no reason and without any attempt to understand it.
There is a reason these people are always vastly ignorant. And frequently unable to form a coherent thought or argument. Knowledge and coherent, rational thought require a commitment to understanding reality. Not to blindly assuming whatever you want and to defending it against reason.
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