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I don't know why religious folks reject the theory of evolution. [Spirituality & Religion]

Seems to me that someone could certainly believe that a god created life through evolution. Is the only answer that they believe the bible is literally true?
SolveEtCoagula · 31-35, F
I once read an study that stated most people who accept evolution understand it, if you don't understand then you're most likely to not accept. This is further illustrated when talking to devout religious people that they don't understand. They cover up their lack of understanding through simplistic answers like "viruses that mutate are not the product of evolution, it's the devil" rather than anything scientific.
Speedyman · 70-79, M
I’m not afraid of anything. Just that you are projecting your own deflection. A well known psychological trait in people like you to cover your insecurities. Interesting when the great biologist, Francis Collins became a Christian his question was not about dinos but whether Jesus rose from the dead. That’s the question you have to ponder, not something which may or may not have happened in prehistory [@360493,Pikachu]
[@740449,Speedyman]

[c=#359E00]Me: Answer this question[/c]

[c=#800000]You: You are projecting your own deflection!!![/c]

😆😂😭

lol ok speedy. Whatever you say, bud.
You can go fight with someone else now because i've finished playing with you😏
Speedyman · 70-79, M
Thank goodness for that. That’s all you do play little games. For intellectual argument one has to go elsewhere. I’m afraid you are just a game player. You really need to grow up and start thinking[@360493,Pikachu]
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Especially that still at the moment our scientific knowledge makes an estimate that all living spieces on earth from plants to animals to bacteria and single cellular organisms have enough similarity that they have a universal single ancestor. However we still haven't answered the leap from just inert chemical compounds to life and all that means. Life can replicate itself, exploit its environment etc.

Indeed if anyone on similarworlds.com has an idea about that abiogenesis moment nows your time. The Royal Society launched a prize earlier this year of £10million to anyone who can produce a theory that stands up to scientific scrutiny.

This will be like the theory of relativity all over again.
[@14688,Nunos50]

Sure, but we didn't stop studying it on the basis that we didn't know where it came from.
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[@19840,MalteseFalconPunch] my point was this is the opportunity to provide a scientific explanation of intelligent design and actually finally prove God's existence.... If you believe that here's the position to insert the hand of God.
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[@360493,Pikachu] no agreed
I've clearly misunderstood the thread entirely sorry
I'd read somewhere that challenging someone's beliefs triggers the fight or flight reaction just the same as physically threatening them. It may explain why some people get defensive.
Speedyman · 70-79, M
[@360493,Pikachu] like your doing now. The problem is with people has little understanding as yourself is it you don’t even realise you’re doing it
[@740449,Speedyman]

*yawn*

Get a new line, speedy. The more you call other people ignorant instead of actually making arguments, the higher you hoist yourself on your own petard😉
Speedyman · 70-79, M
Once again a projection of your own faults. It won’t work as I)veg worked with people with your problem [@360493,Pikachu]
It never was even about was evolution being true. In the past more agrarian world every farmer knew that things evolved. The debate was over what did the selecting. On the farm the farmer selected for the traits he or she wanted. So naturally they thought that in nature without human intervention God must do the selecting. All Darwin did was show that God didn't need to intervene and that nature can self select. But in the intervening century the religious have completely forgot what the argument was originally even about and reject it all. There goes dairy cattle, and hybrid plants as to their logic they can't exist.
[@406636,causernamebemyusername]

Most interesting.
Speedyman · 70-79, M
we know that natural selection was around and believed in a long time before Darwin came along. We believe in it because it’s true. What is far more questionable is the transmigration of species of which there is little evidence and also the fact that cells cannot create themselves . The fact that for a protein to create itself would take longer than the age of the Earth is certainly a take against the Darwinian form of evolution whether you believe the Bible or not. If you believe computer programs can write themselves then you might believe in the fact the DNA could write itself into the highly complicated form is found in cells[@406636,causernamebemyusername]
The current Pope said years ago that evolution is legit so it's safe to say the majority of Christians believe in evolution. If you wanna look at religions that reject evolution then maybe look at the Krishnas or other eastern religions
[@448067,Qwerty14]

Yeah but you know how those catholics are just one step above being a perfect heathen...
2Buddies · M
Fear. It directly threatens their life-long established belief system. I know, I used to be after studying Abrahamic scripture for decades. But Jonah would have died of suffocation within minutes inside a whale, much less for [b][i]three days[/i][/b]. No whore will rise out of the sea riding a beast with seven heads and ten horns drunk on blood.
These are symbolic, not literal.
Speedyman · 70-79, M
Just in the same way the atheist is afraid of the miraculous . The problem is the secular rest is narrowminded and has no concept of anything outside of the scientific laws . The problem is with you guys is that you are too small in your mind and thinking. You need to expand your thinking. Of course Christians do not believe that the book of Revelation is to be taken literally as it is apocalyptic writing. It appears that people like you do but you need to actually get down to some proper study[@883048,2Buddies]
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SolveEtCoagula · 31-35, F
[@740449,Speedyman] The more secular a country gets, the more rights we have. In my opinion, we think very open minded about stuff for that reason.
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I don’t know...I just want to know what happened before the Big Bang.
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[@883048,2Buddies] Yes...forking over more cash.
2Buddies · M
How dare you! They care for the poor...
[@379133,SomekindofCadence]
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[@883048,2Buddies] Ok ok I’m sorry I’ll make it right when I’m confess.
I am religious and I believe in evolution.

Though certain humans these days are poking holes in it. What with the tide pod challenge and stuff. No evolved creature would do stuff like that.
[@1005333,SexualHarassmentPanda]


lol that's actually evolution in action.
ButterRobot · 46-50, M
there are plenty of Christians that think the Bible is meant to be taken 100 % literally.
[@437226,anchorman] He is hoping there are a few exceptions to that rigid old (and maybe defunct?) pattern.
[@437226,anchorman] Yeah they're called Baptists lol
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Because it blows their mythical God out of the water
[@997084,PrincessK]

Well not really. It makes a literal interpretation of the bible impossible, yes.
But if a god wanted to create life using evolution as its tool then it certainly could.
ozgirl512 · 26-30, F
Their belief relies on taking the whole thing as truth, you don't get to pick and choose
ozgirl512 · 26-30, F
[@406636,causernamebemyusername] it basically means seeing only those facts that agree with your already conceived opinion ...
[@516864,ozgirl512] Thanks for teaching me something new:3
[@516864,ozgirl512]

Is that also called confirmation bias?
PlumBerries · 26-30, F
[c=#7700B2]how do they explain Dinosaurs again?[/c]
[@10586,PlumBerries]

Well i know some young earthers explain them as being lizards that lived a long time and so got really big.

 
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