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View Diary: MORE prominent Christians COOL with Evolution (and a little on why we don't hear about them) (143 comments)

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  •  Science is not a religion. Evolution is science. (0+ / 0-)

    Evolution is not a religion.  It has evidence in its favor.  A surprising amount of overwhelming evidence.  Rejecting it requires a direct rejection of biology, genetics, botany, paleontology, biochemistry, and probably several others I can't recall at the moment.  There have been direct observations of speciation.

    Evolution is about as factual as science can get.  Saying evolution is just a theory is like saying that gravity is just a theory.  The very nature of science is built on uncertainty.  We don't know everything and we never will, but the degree to which evolution is asserted directly reflects the margin of evidence in its favor compared to every alternative idea out there.

    There is no scientific alternative to evolution, no competing theory.  The closest thing out there are religious assertions that propose their old stories as true.  Those are not theories, as they fail the scientific criteria of a theory.  Unless, of course, you propose to find Eden, with the flaming sword barring humans from entrance.

    As for compelling and valuable, yes.  True things happen to be more valuable to me.  I happen to care about what is true.

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