By Arndt von Hippel
Regardless of a hundred and fifty years of religion-based attacks upon the sciences that maintain our technological civilization, the explanatory and predictive powers of contemporary Evolution idea became key to leading edge advances in agriculture, biology, chemistry, computing device technology, ecology, geology, infectious ailments, paleontology, psychology, and lots of different fields. So the query certainly arises- may Evolution conception open the way in which for a rational research of creationist claims to absolute fact, normal legislations and divine advice? unusually sufficient, the answer's "Yes!"
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It is a mistake to feed wild bears as they may consider you part of their picnic. And it is a grievous error to politely tolerate the scientifically discredited ideas of creationists just because those ideas closely resemble reassuring religious myths inherited by a great many rational people. For religious fundamentalists intend to control everyone and everything. So while they may sound almost reasonable when lobbying for tax-supported vouchers so poor inner-city kids can attend the public, private or parochial school of their choice - they seem quite unreasonable when demanding organized prayers and the posting of God’s Commandments in our public schools - and they become obvious bullies when trying to stifle the best teaching efforts of our public-school science teachers.
For just as Christians planned to supplant the Hebrews as God’s Chosen People, adoration of Jesus on the Cross openly flouted Hebrew Bible strictures and God’s Second Commandment about idols and graven images. Clearly, the major religious transformation being made in the name of Jesus more than justified all of these new rules. Naturally, not every prelate favored each of these doctrinal “advances” as they were voted in. So to maintain proper spiritual harmony among the leadership, it became customary to persecute those who had voted with the minority, especially if - rather than promptly recanting their erroneous views they then had the temerity to demand a recount or to continue promoting the minority position.
In marked contrast, fundamentalist Jews, Christians and Muslims (those with less faith than the pope) - continue to attack or ignore all scientific findings that show their religion to be based upon outmoded information which always was untrue. Of course, religious fundamentalists have learned through bitter experience to stay away from science. For it takes a lifetime of hard work to acquire a solid understanding of science. And though relatively few creationists have shown enough proficiency and persistence to acquire a good scientific education, the outcome of that effort has too often been an abandonment of religious fundamentalism.
An Evolutionist Deconstructs Creationism by Arndt von Hippel