Tuesday, November 18, 2008

*Headdesk*

Sometimes, after I really haven't dealt with any Creationists in a good while, I start to forget just how intellectually bankrupt they are. I start to think that, maybe they really do care about things like evidence and that they're just confused about it or blissfully ignorant.

Or maybe they do want to use the scientific method, but just can't quite remember what it was because junior high was really just that long ago and they're much too busy studying the Bible to have time to brush up on even the basics of that which they criticize.

Or just maybe they try not to use logical fallacies, but can't quite get a grasp on what things like circular logic, equivocation, strawmen, and the like are.

And then I see a bumper sticker like this one.


And suddenly I remember; Creationists don't care about evidence; Creationists don't care about science; Creationists don't care about logic. They're just that dense.

My mistake for trying to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Thanks to oncolgist in the livejournal atheism group for the image.

5 comments:

david said...

Silly human ... creationists know the TRUTH ... facts and evidence simply cloud the TRUTH.

Stephen said...

Most of the creationists i know are also incredibly ignorant of the Bible. And that's the case for most Christians as well. Maybe they think that their priests, pastors, etc., can do it for them.

And it's true for science as well. Maybe they think that wise (wo)men in white lab coats will save them.

TV's Mr. Neil said...

"Sometimes, after I really haven't dealt with any Creationists in a good while, I start to forget just how intellectually bankrupt they are."

No, the creationists will pretty much come back with the exact same lame arguments they've been using for an eternity. Changing one's arguments implies weakness.

Just look at science. Scientists are always coming up with new theories and debating, and rewriting and revising their conclusions. But not Bible-believing Christians! Nope, they only have ONE book, and it NEVER changes! Creationists got it right the first time, and therefore looking at new evidence is unnecessary.

Yeah, and then they have the gall to call evolutionary biologists "arrogant".

Freidenker85 said...

Does that include what I studied in theology class?

Stephen said...

Most of the creationists i know are also incredibly ignorant of the Bible. And that's the case for most Christians as well. Maybe they think that their priests, pastors, etc., can do it for them.

And it's true for science as well. Maybe they think that wise (wo)men in white lab coats will save them.