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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 09:23:12 am »
It will be great if it happens, but I have my doubts.  And while it may eventually occur that a vast majority accepts it, there are some people that are simply too invested into the Genesis fable to ever accept evolution regardless of the evidence.
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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 09:53:43 am »
I'm sure there will be a reduction of debates as time progresses.
But it is never going to go away completely. We've had several quotes on the main page that boiled down to, " I don't care what they can prove. I refuse to accept it."
That mind set alone proves there will always be those who will argue the point.
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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 12:41:52 pm »
There are too many organization that depend on the literal interpretation of Genesis (despite it's contradictions), particularly man's fall from paradise, for the evolution/creation "debate" to go away soon.

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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 01:46:47 pm »
If creationists could be convinced by overwhelming evidence, there wouldn't be any creationists.

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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 06:04:49 pm »
Look at the flat earthers we still have on the main page.
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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 06:56:16 pm »
The creationist strongholds in the developed world are mainly in America, which is becoming less religious (slowly but surely, muahahahaha). Flat-earthers are basically extinct.

Basically I think that religion is going to continue to liberalize, and in time absolute creationism is going to become a thing of the past. One of the things that will rectify the problem is a better science education. My biology teacher is going over the theory of evolution by natural selection, and actually spent several classes debunking common creationist myths and misconceptions of evolution. I think he should get a medal.
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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2012, 08:58:11 pm »
Look at the flat earthers we still have on the main page.

Don't forget the geocentrists, and the physics denialists.
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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 05:47:09 am »
Flat-earthers are basically extinct.

Yet they still exist. The only real difference will be that as it stands now the general population is at least willing to listen to the creationists. In time they will be giving them the same dumbfounded states that we give flat earthers and they will be mocked by everyone. It will happen in time, but there will always be the crazy hold outs.

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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 01:13:01 pm »
Flat-earthers are basically extinct.

Yet they still exist. The only real difference will be that as it stands now the general population is at least willing to listen to the creationists. In time they will be giving them the same dumbfounded states that we give flat earthers and they will be mocked by everyone. It will happen in time, but there will always be the crazy hold outs.

Yep.  No matter how much evidence you have or how widely accepted something is, there will always be people who refuse to acknowledge it.
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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 10:16:16 pm »
People generally believe new ideas, new ideas take hold as everyone who believes the old idea dies off.
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Re: Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2012, 08:37:56 am »
Basically I think that religion is going to continue to liberalize, and in time absolute creationism is going to become a thing of the past. One of the things that will rectify the problem is a better science education.

Too bad the gov't keeps cutting $ to education.
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