Not much of a newsflash, really. But after dealing with a proponent of creationism for literally weeks over at Christianity General, I've come to the conclusion that people who believe in creationism and intelligent design all have something in common -- they're freakin' morons.
In order to believe either hypothesis (and they're both basically the same thing), you pretty much have to throw logic out the window. I can sum up their reasoning in one sentence; "I can prove evolution is wrong, so God must've done it." We'll leave aside whether or not evolution is correct for the moment. This 'logic' is exactly the same as saying, "Since two plus two does not equal five, it must equal six." You can't just pick an arbitrary conclusion and prove it correct by disproving something else.
This is what gets me about creationists -- they're either born stupid or they make it an art form. Creationists hold evolution to impossible standards, while holding creationism to no standards at all. Take every mention of evolution out of creationism and you've got nothing. It's not a 'theory' of anything at all -- other than 'evolution's wrong.' Which, of course, does absolutely nothing to prove creationism.
The hypocrisy's almost as astounding as the stupidity. They'll spend all day insisting there isn't enough proof of evolution, but have absolutely zero evidence of creationism -- and they call evolution 'junk science'. Ask a creationist, "Prove it," and they'll start trying to disprove evolution. And nothing you can tell them will convince them that it's not the same thing.
I'm in danger of writing a post with no links, which I hate. So here's a comprehensive list of creationist Nobel winners.
It's no wonder the list is non-existent. What experiment would prove creationism? What proof could you possibly have? I've said it before, but belief in something for which there is no evidence is faith, while belief is something for which there is contrary evidence is delusion. Creationism is belief in something for which there is contrary evidence.
If you want to put creationism in schools, then prove it. So far, no one has.
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