[funsec] simple question
chris at blask.org
chris at blask.org
Fri Dec 4 07:25:37 CST 2009
--- On Fri, 12/4/09, Drsolly <drsollyp at drsolly.com> wrote:
> > If we have "fudged" climate, how much on "evolution"
> evidence to fit theories?
> > Possible?
> You're right! And what about this god theory! Possible?
In boating parlance this is called "cavitation": spinning your prop but goin' nowhere. If every complex issue is decided black or white based on whether there is any imperfection in anyone's data or process in considering it from any side of the issue, then it is very simple to conclude that there is no answer to anything and every opinion is of equal validity. In reality this just isn't the case. My opinion that the universe was created a minute ago with half of this comment written and my memories of 44 previous years already in place is completely defensible and cannot be disproven by any measurement or argument - but it is still complete malarkey not worthy of equal consideration.
The question of evolution is extremely simple. Either the universe is what it looks like - 13.4B years old or so with galaxies and stars and planets and critters evolving from stage to stage - or it was created sometime more recently with whatever artifacts are seen to exist at that time (like bipedal mammalian cognition engines and quasars) and all evidence of their earlier states already in place by some extra-universal force which by any definition is a "deity".
Everyone is free to believe the latter, but without religious convictions to back it up there isn't any other reason to do so. Without an external "Designer" the only option is to believe that in an empty field a breeding pair of humans spontaneously appeared out of thin air.
On the topic of "evolutionary biologists/climatologists/nuclear physicists fake all this stuff to keep themselves employed" I only ask that this group consider the "you folks create viruses to keep yourselves employed, right?" question we have all been asked. The existence of a plausible motive does not a plausible theory make.
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