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    mmacdDE, irishwitch

    Ask them whether Jesus and his disciples were riding dinosaurs in Galilee and suddenly you have A LOT more people who would say differently, even changing their answers.

    The problem isn't that people reject science so much as they are scientifically illiterate. They simply don't understand it. And for why that is becomes a whole other discussion.

    But, certainly, the cure for scientific illiteracy isn't to debate the faux-controversy like major news networks talking Democrats versus Republicans. My essential point is that debating someone's view implies their view is legitimate enough to need rebuttal. Creationism doesn't need rebuttal because people realize it's ridiculous on its face.

    "When facts are reported, they deny the value of evidence; when the evidence is produced, they declare it inconclusive." -- Augustine, in The City of God.

    by Zek J Evets on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 02:21:16 PM PST

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