the dregs

Right so…willful ignorance to preserve beliefs despite evidence to the contrary.
How is this different than a delusion?

A new Gallup Poll released yesterday shows Americans views on human origins and development. While there was slight improvement in the numbers for those rejecting a god’s involvement, it is still embarrassing. Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist put it this way: "42% of Americans believe in Creationism, 31% of Americans believe in god-guided evolution, and 19% of Americans are actually right."
Two things about this annoy me. First, the wording in the graph below reveals a biased assumption that a god exists. The way this is worded would still preserve a Deistic view of the universe. 
Second, and more importantly, the 31% of "Evolution is true, but God did it!" is the new, liberal version of Intelligent Design. This belief is still wholly incompatible with the Theory of Natural Selection. It amounts to a conflating of science and religion for reasons that are not based on any scientific evidence. It’s just a desire to smooth cognitive dissonance allowing the preservation of faith while accepting scientific evidence, or rather the bits that don’t fundamentally conflict with faith. 
"Trolls for Satan" is my new band name. We play Christian “rock.” It’s awful.

"Trolls for Satan" is my new band name. We play Christian “rock.” It’s awful.

What is Evolution? by Stated Clearly

 

HURRRR…IT’S A LIBERAL ATHEIST CONSPIRACY TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN THAT THEY ARE DESCENDED FROM POND SCUM AND MONKEYS! IF EVOLUTION IS TRUE AND WE WERE ONCE POND SCUM THEN WHY DOES RUSH LIMBAUGH EXIST? TELL ME THAT YOU SCIENCE SCUM! CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS!


*this message brought to you in caps by the makers of Willful Ignorance and Faith-based Beliefs. Two cognitive biases bringing you mouthbreating and unquestioning deference to authority for millennia.

werewolfspam:

Bearded Vulture

Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone. Also fact: when sufficiently threatened, they’ve been observed to deliberately puke on the threat.

Nope. Not related to Theropod dinosaurs at all. Evolution is a lie by the devil. Move along. Nothing to see here. 

godlessgeekblog:

Creationism vs Evolution PT1: Watching Evolution goDecided to do a series of posts on evolution and creationism. But since you guys clearly are not fans of long winded text entries, I give you this photo of Jesus riding a purple dinosaur. And invite you to Visit the blogspot site if you’re interested in more.
-CAINE-

godlessgeekblog:

Creationism vs Evolution PT1: Watching Evolution go

Decided to do a series of posts on evolution and creationism. But since you guys clearly are not fans of long winded text entries, I give you this photo of Jesus riding a purple dinosaur. And invite you to Visit the blogspot site if you’re interested in more.

-CAINE-