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The internet isn’t in short supply of those who have decided to speak out again Creationism, as you can see by taking a quick look at the links on this page. Bloggers, You Tube’ers and authors from all walks of life are doing their bit in the fight for reason. So why am I bothering with this blog? Because many of you will probably only be hearing about those same bloggers, You Tube’ers and authors for the first time here. Our voices simply are not loud or numerous enough, while the Kent Hovinds of the world – charlatans who must themselves realise how bogus their speeches and pamphlets are –  fill auditoriums. This is not a good situation.

Creationism and the general anti-science, anti-education sentiment it breeds are becoming increasingly widespread by the day as more and more gullible people are taken in by lies, deception and genuine ignorance. Most people know almost nothing about evolution or science, yet formulating an opinion from ignorance is inexcusable in an age when information is freelly available to anyone who bothers to look for it.

8 Responses to About

  1. Added to my blog roll. Keep fighting the good fight.

  2. forknowledge says:

    Hey, thanks! I wasn’t expecting to make it onto anyone’s blogroll.

  3. Bobby says:

    I really like your blog, so I am also adding you to my blogroll.

  4. forknowledge says:

    Thanks! I’ll have a look through your blog sometime tomorrow🙂

  5. invitation2islam says:

    Nice Blog! I like it.

  6. csoldier4 says:

    Well, I noticed that you have commented on my blog a couple of times, so I thought I would check out yours. You seem to be a really smart person with a lot to offer. I guess, though, I am sort of dismayed by a few things. First, you seem so set on “destroying creationism” so much so that it seems to me like you have some sort of affection for doing so. What I mean is that while you deny an overall purpose and meaning for the universe, you seem to be so obsessed with purpose yourself. Strange, if you ask me. As one thinker put it, isn’t it odd to think that a purposeless universe randomly evolved a species that is so obsessed with and given over to purpose?

    Secondly, when I was studying philosophy in graduate school, it was brought up by somebody that ID is not a science. No matter what the ID philosopher would bring up, the evolutionist would insist on not answering because, after all, “it’s just not science.”

    Well, okay, that’s fine. So who cares if it isn’t science? Just address some of our issues and problems we have with the theory of purposeless, chance-driven evolution.

    Thirdly, would the real atheist please stand up? That is, I think it is hard to find a genuine atheist these days. Why? Because in order to claim “there is no God” is to assume you have an infinite amount of knowledge about everything. What if there is a God who just so happens to be right beyond your finite grasp? Just an interesting thought.

    So to say “there is no God” is quite a strong claim. I think it is more intellectually honest to say “there might be or might not be a God… I don’t know.” Agnosticism seems like a good choice.

    But if one were to be an agnostic–that is, a genuine doubter–then the question remains: are you an honest doubter or a dishonest one? That is, are you at least seeking the truth? If you are a dishonest doubter, then you will just throw your hands in the air and admit defeat, but if you are an honest doubter, you will be constantly seeking for the truth, though you may not know it right now.

    I would think it is more honest to be a soft agnostic than a hard one. The difference is in the fact that a hard agnostic is sure he cannot know there is a God; a soft agnostic, by comparison, admits that though he/she does not know there is a God now, she/he could possibly conclude one way or the other sometime in the future.

    In conclusion, it seems to me that you have quite a task on your hands with this site. I would kindly suggest you hold off on claiming “there is absolutely for sure no God” due to the fact of it being such a strong statement to make. I would even dare to say it is an impossible statement to make because of one’s ability to prove the non-existence of some thing. For that presuppose a type of infiinite knowledge reserved for a god– an infinite being, that is.

    Lastly, I have one question: Why are atheists so “militant,” if you will, in fighting against something that doesn’t exist? Doesn’t it seem like you are just “beating the wind”? Do you find your purpose in this purposeless, meaningless universe is fighting against the supposed existence of a non-existent being? Is this how the atheist creates their meaning and purpose in life? If so, I would posit that that would be no meaning or purpose at all. For what lasting, eternal significanse could it be to do something so absurd?

    soli Deo gloria,

    Matthew
    http://www.crossthought.wordpress.com

  7. forknowledge says:

    In conclusion, it seems to me that you have quite a task on your hands with this site. I would kindly suggest you hold off on claiming “there is absolutely for sure no God” due to the fact of it being such a strong statement to make. I would even dare to say it is an impossible statement to make because of one’s ability to prove the non-existence of some thing. For that presuppose a type of infiinite knowledge reserved for a god– an infinite being, that is.

    Could you find a quote where I said ‘there is absolutely for sure no God’? Or anything that even indicated that that might be the position I hold? ‘Destroying Creationism’ means ‘refuting a set of claims made about science’ – it does not mean that I’m attempting to disprove the existence of God. With that, most of your post is addressed as fully as it needs to be.

    I’m an atheist in that I don’t believe in God. Intellectually I can respect the idea of a Deistic entity of some sort (‘The Universe thinking upon itself’ is a phrase that I particularly like), and could reasonably imagine myself being swayed in that direction by some sort of teleological argument, but I do not believe at all in any sort of purpose to the Universe. I have yet to see any evidence that those who do believe in such purpose do so out of anything other than fear or disdain towards the alternative.

    I’m not afraid of addressing the claims made by ID proponents or their more insane brethren. The fact that it isn’t science is one reason to keep it out of the classrooms, but that’s certainly not the only criticism of it that I have. I’ve presented plenty of others here.

    Lastly, I have one question: Why are atheists so “militant,” if you will, in fighting against something that doesn’t exist? Doesn’t it seem like you are just “beating the wind”? Do you find your purpose in this purposeless, meaningless universe is fighting against the supposed existence of a non-existent being? Is this how the atheist creates their meaning and purpose in life? If so, I would posit that that would be no meaning or purpose at all. For what lasting, eternal significanse could it be to do something so absurd?

    I have no problem at all with people believing in God and practising religion. What I do have a problem with is people wielding those religious beliefs to the detriment of others. Creationism undermines science education and the business of science in general, and fosters a dangerous anti-intellectual mindset. I think religion is a bit silly, but I would never dream of attempting to ‘destroy’ it. All I want is for a few of its nuttier practitioners to keep their hands off what they seem to have an irrational fear of.

    • mom says:

      I have a question for you and all evolutionists: Do you believe that Africans are closer to the chimpanzee than the European?

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