Originally Posted by lucimomster
Okay, first off, I'll admit that it's sad that I get news from the comics section ...
Was anyone else shocked to discover that George W. Bush, "leader of the free world," doesn't believe in evolution?!
I thought Trudeau handled it well, explaining that "rejecting evolution requires him to repudiate the core tenets of entire fields of study such as biochemistry, genetics, ecology, paleontology, anatomy, physics, astronomy, geology, cosmology, history and archaeology!"
So ... is anyone else as appalled as I am? Maybe more interestingly, is anyone NOT appalled at this?
Yes, people don't seem to understand that when they reject evolution, they had better throw their watches away because they reject the entire timekeeping system as well.
It is a huge pet peeve of mine when people discuss whether they "believe in" evolution, as if discussing the Lochness monster.
Evolution is a scientific theory. You don't "believe in it", you either agree that it has satisfactorily explained what it set out to, or you don't.
Unfortunately, most people don't even understand what the theory of evolution is, much less have the knowledge to reject it. They just know they don't like the idea of it.
Despite the fact that evolution has nothing to do with, nor makes any claims regarding, the creation of the universe and the creation of life.