If you don’t believe in evolution, we can’t really be friends
This is a pretty bold statement, but one I’m okay with. I mean, I might as well get it out of the way now. You know, before I get too many readers and all. Perhaps I’ll only alienate a couple dozen people instead of hundreds or thousands…
Anyway, I’m watching the movie Religulous right now. It’s pretty funny, even though I don’t always agree with Bill Maher. And he’s asking people about evolution, and he’s getting a whole run-a-round about it. How there’s debate in the scientific community about the merits of evolution… and how not all scientists agree and… whatever.
But that’s not true. In fact, it’s a complete and outright lie. The facts of science – indeed ALL scientific inquiry that has been made – point to the same general conclusion. And that is that evolution by means of natural selection happened, is happening, and will continue to happen. End of story. The rest is details.
In fact, there is a greater consensus in the scientific community about the merits of evolution than there is in the Christian community about the merits of scripture – and it’s not close.
Oh and by the way, so as not to sound like a total douche bag, I do want to make clear that being religious is a fine way to live. Most people do it and have wonderful caring lives (so do most non-religious people too, of course). But being willfully ignorant of the absolute facts of the world we live in is just not alright. Sorry.