I'm not ruffled. Just the general lack of knowledge some (not you) have on this subject and science in general makes me want to blow chunks.normsherman wrote: Hehe I knew I didn't have a shot in hell doing an intro about God/Intelligent Design without ruffling feathers on one side or the other.
I know scientists who are religious that think this. Or they think a creator just put the mechanisms into place and stood back to see what would happen. I can accept this. I don't know how life began either.Indeed. I think people who argue for design (unless they take the Bible literally) don't necessarily dispute the process of natural selection and evolution, but see these as elaborate mechanisms that reflect beginning with end in mind.
I can't accept the rejection of evolution as a biological mechanism. It makes me want to pick up a Louisville and go smacky. That evolution happens is so blatantly obvious, denying it is as absurd as walking outside at night and commenting how the Lord has made such a bright sunny day.
In the end, for me it's not just that people believe in something I disagree with. They have to bring it to school boards, universities, museums and funding sources and places none of this belongs. I taught geology and sciences to city kids, and not once did I set up shop in the lobby of a church. It's damaging to the development of medicine and biology and people's personal woo has no place there.
Unless it's Choadsworth. *fangirl sigh* He can woo all over.