Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In light of the recent debate between an advocate of science and free inquiry against the fantasy of Biblical delusions, the public acceptance of science has a new, but brief emphasis as a majority of Americans still believe that they can trace their lineage all the way back to a rib woman.
What will it take to change people's resistance against science, if science is not enough? I wish I knew, but I do know science denial of origins, of climate changes, and of reproduction and biological science because because ancient prejudices are preferred does hurt people and denies them a higher quality of life.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
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My daughter is free to explore that question by herself with as much support as I can give her, and that even includes taking her to a church when she feels the need to go.
This is why I laugh, when the Christian informs me that I am the one imposing my beliefs on my daughter. No, dear Christian, you are the one who does, not me.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I was expecting the worse from Nye, but was pleasantly surprised in just how well Nye did do since it is very well-known that tactics that creationists use tp avoid debating the merits of their position, but only to prop-up ingroup belief. Ham, sounded to me (I only had the audio on as I worked around the house) thin, transparent, and just dogmatic. "I have the Bible so nah nah nah nah." Meanwhile, Nye kept focused and drew upon multiple fields of scientific inquiry. I have no doubt that YEC's were not convinced otherwise, but Ham's attempt at Bible this-shut-up just fell short rhetorically. Before Kent Hovnid became a tax-thief and is now sitting in prison, I thought he was a much better debater/denier than Ham.
I don't know, perhaps Ham should trade in his Australian accent for an English one to compensate.