You make it sound as if a person cannot be a Christian and a scientist. All scientists have the same evidence but each filters the evidence through their own belief system. I do not believe that there are Creation scientist pretending anything (I suppose they could but as soon as they were exposed it would be all over every news outlet). I think they believe as deeply as I do and are doing the best they can. They want to disprove evolution as much as evolutionist want to prove it.Democritus wrote:But anyone who believes this has no need of proof or evidence. Fundamentalists have no reason to avoid acknowledging that the evidence does not match their religious beliefs, because indeed, it simply does not matter. If you start out with the presumption that the Bible is literally, factually true in every detail, then you have no need of proof or evidence from the real world.
"Creation scientists," as they style themselves, are pretending that their beliefs stem from science, when in fact they do not stem from any science.
Asserting a belief in the literal truth of the Bible is honest, inasmuch as it represents one's true beliefs. But pretending that scientific doubts exists, where in fact no scientific doubt exists, is not honest. It's fair to claim that "scientists are wrong." But it is unfair and dishonest to claim that "scientists are changing their minds," when in fact they have not changed their minds at all.
IMHO that lack of honesty among creation scientists is more than a little disturbing. Why do these folks have to pretend? What part of Christian doctrine says that Christians should masquerade as scientists and misrepresent the facts?
There are huge volumes of physical evidence that supports the theory of evolution. There is little physical evidence supporting the creation story in Genesis.
Noone has given me one fact about evolution that has been proven true even though many have said that there is a large amount out there.