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    Some university scientists actually make excuses for creationists by claiming that creationists have to doubt evolution, because not to do so would condemn them to hell. In other words, for certain believers, the question of evolution boils down to a choice between eternal bliss or damnation.  Of course, what these scientists don't explain is the fundamental difference between scientific hypotheses and religious beliefs, between knowledge and opinion.  Until our citizens learn how science is actually done, our country will continue in this downward spiral.  Until we learn to go beyond the appearances of things, we are lost.  Until we understand the difference between scientific evidence and belief, we are lost. The Chinese, the Indians, the Europeans will not wait for us to improve our educational system....

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