Post # 182
I find this thread fascinating, I live in Australia and have lived in New Zealand and the idea that large groups of people genuinly believe that the world is just 6000 years old is just bizarre to me… I find it just as plausible that puppies are space invaders.
From a non-American perspective it certainly makes other assertions coming from the USA harder to believe (no matter their actual merit), as the only other countries who seem to support such extreme viewpoints on a world stage are those that promote ‘extremist Islam’.
Post # 183
We were mainly taught the theory of evolution in high school, but we were also taught that a minority of people believed in creationism. The way we were taught encompassed all cultures’ version of creationism because we were just told that creationists believed that a supernatural being or force created the universe and mankind. If taught correctly as an alternative with no true scientific evidence, I don’t see the harm in it being mentioned in public schools.
I thought there really wasn’t much to the debate. Ham’s argument was very weak, overall. Bill Nye kicked some serious butt, lol.
Post # 184
@beachbride1216: Most christians don’t believe earth is only 5000 years old.
Post # 185
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@RenoSweeney24: I am well aware that the group that sponsored the debate is a small sect. I read the follow up article by the Christian Science Monitor which pointed out that a majority of Christians disagree with the sect and felt their beliefs weren’t represented accurately in the debate.
Post # 186
@LeopardPrintBee: TRUE STORY. I had no idea I had an overbite until I googled what you said. Not like the top teeth too far forward thing… (that’s an overjet).
Well, now I’m self conscious! LOL
Post # 187
@renosweeney24 lol sorry! 😀 we all have over bites! 😀
Post # 188
@kate0558 did you know it was a catholic priest who proposed the theory of the Big Bang? 🙂