Bill Nye: Debate Over Evolution In Texas Schools Is Jeopardizing Our Future

On HuffPost: Bill Nye: Debate Over Evolution In Texas Schools Is Jeopardizing Our Future.

On the one hand, I take heart that the creationists always seem to lose these fights.  On the other, we shouldn’t be having to have the fights in the 21st century in a modern industrialized society.

If you are a creationist, you should understand that your position stands in opposition to scientific evidence from not only biology, but also geology, paleontology, archaeology, astronomy, and probably several other fields.  You don’t have to give up your religion in order to give up biblical literalism.  The majority of educated Christians worldwide accept the scientific facts.  If they can do it, so can  you.

 

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7 Responses to Bill Nye: Debate Over Evolution In Texas Schools Is Jeopardizing Our Future

  1. Brisancian says:

    Yes. Anthropology as well, just to round out the list.

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  2. amanimal says:

    ‘The Righteous Mind’ and my rereading are going to have to wait until next year:

    “Taylor & Francis is offering open access to articles from Religion, Brain & Behavior until January 1st. If you want to read some of this original research for yourself instead of taking my word for it, sign up for access *here*.”

    ‘Why Are There Atheists?’
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/scienceonreligion/2013/10/why-are-there-atheists/

    That’s 3 years of 3 issues a year. Interesting article too!

    Oh yeah, Bill Nye rocks!

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    • Thanks! I’ll check it out.

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      • amanimal says:

        I just took a look at Volume 1, Issue 1, 2011 of ‘Religion, Brain & Behavior’ and see that Azim Shariff has a commentary on the target article titled ‘Big gods were made for big groups’ – thinking I would imagine that went into Norenzayan’s ‘Big Gods’ as they’ve collaborated in the past. I’ve got to give this computer consciousness some more time before moving on though 🙂

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        • Thanks. I perused some of the material last night and saw a study in vol 3, issue 3 that showed a correlation between poverty and religious belief, but not religious affiliation, which I found interesting in that it seemed to bear out what Barber has been saying.

          Just scanned the Big gods article. Looks interesting. It is in the same vein as Norenzayan’s book, although I think Norenzayan develops it a bit differently. (I need to find time to do that write up on it. Sorry! Pity I didn’t have this blog up when I read it and it was fresh.)

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