Being a creationist means iving in a fantasy world

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Creationist Wisdom #380: DNA Proves Creation
[Via The Sensuous Curmudgeon]

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Columbia County News-Times of Evans, Georgia, a suburb of Augusta. It’s titled Science does not support evolution. We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Because we don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians or otherwise in the public eye), we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Okay, here we go:

In Steve Crawford’s article, “GOP beliefs seem to be evolving,” January 15, 2014, he makes an assumption, which is not correct. He states, “I know many reject the idea that humans and other creatures have evolved and changed over time, based on their religious beliefs.”

He’s talking about this: GOP beliefs seem to be evolving, which discusses the recent poll that shows Republicans becoming increasingly creationist. He agrees with what your Curmudgeon has also concluded, and attributes the poll results to the decline in the overall number of Republicans, which leaves a concentrated creationist residue who choose to remain in that party.

Today’s letter-writer ignores the statistics. Numbers don’t interest him. Instead, he disagrees about the scientific validity of evolution, and informs us:

At one time, it was true that our rejection of evolution was based upon our religious faith alone; but today we have scientific facts that support creation, the Biblical record, and not evolution. We now know the evidence used in the 40s and 50s was false!

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It must be nice to live in a world of fantasy rather than one based on facts. And lucky. Just a few years ago, a world of fantasy would have resulted in being eaten.

2 thoughts on “Being a creationist means iving in a fantasy world

    1. If you had read the original article. it never said only the GOP has creationists, or that all the GOP are creationists. About 2/3 of the Democrats acknowledge evolution, leaving 1/3 for the Baptists ;-)

      What the poll found was that whereas a majority (54%) of Republicans acknowledged evolution just 4 years ago, only 43 percent accept it today. There has been little change in the numbers seen with democrats or Independents over that time. So the curious thing was why has there been such a change only on the conservative side.

      Then the letter to the editor was just full of such fantasy I thought that for those ones, perhaps fantasy was what they liked, rather than reality. Not that conservatives all believe in fantasy. Just those who do not acknowledge evolution and believe in creationism. One has 150 years of data supporting it. The other has no data at all.

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