"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence". [Louis Pasteur]
Like most thinking people who prefer their theories served with a main of facts, on a bed of science and cooked well-done over decades – it is both irksome and an insult to ones intelligence to still have desert wandering God worshipper types, still maintaining evolution is “just a theory” and then in the next breath, peddling the primitive story of creation in Genesis - that even a 8 year old can pick holes in.
One of the more laughable and ludicrous statements I ran across recently from one defender of ‘creation’ was: “no one was about to witness creation so we have to take the bible at face value”.
Do these mindless ‘believers’ have two brain cells to rub together?
Putting aside scientific evidence for the true age of the earth for one moment (radiometric dating methods, isotope ratios etc) there’s also another gapping hole in this defence of the story of Genesis: there were actually people running about on this planet 6,000 years ago & they were able to both read and write.
6,000 years ago, man began living in the first cities, domesticated animals, organised horticulture, built canals, under-took grain storage, mapped the stars, had hierarchical systems with kings etc, cast bronze tools, used farm implements like ploughs etc etc.
6,000 friggin’ years ago people in Mesopotamia, were getting drunk on beer, not wandering around a magical garden with talking snakes.
6,000 years ago there were around 10 million human inhabitants, ready to check-out the size of Adam’s ‘goods’ and perv at Eve’s tits.
Unequivocally we know this to be fact, from both from what was widely written at the time by the various cultures, their paintings and modern-day archaeology.
Fellow bipedal primates come out from the back of the cave, gather around the fire & say after me – “there was no origin of life, man, earth etc 6,000 years ago”.
The Christians God’s word as written in the first passages of The Old Testament is nothing more than a primitive myth existing on a bed-rock of foundational bias & selective and minor sub-set of data.
Genesis has as much credibility as L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘Dianetics’.
In fact there should be one of those large/bright warning stickers on the outside of all Bibles along the lines: “The events of the book are purely fictional, any resemblance to facts past or present are purely coincidental”.
For a comparitive run-down on the varying Creation stories, read my previous article.