I’ve been doing stupid things to my brain again. This time, I’ve left the safe YouTube videos about language and history, and entered the world of flat earth and creationism.
This post will clearly show what an intolerate person I am. I can’t even sit still and nod and say “I see your point”. I can’t see those points. I think it’s utter nonsense.
I’m a firm believer in science as a mean to understand and describe the world around us as we see it (and don’t see it, for that matter).
Once, in Edinburgh, I saw a comedy piece on sience. However, the points were totally ruined by the constant babble about how stupid being a theist is, and everybody in their right mind should see that science had proven that God doesn’t exist.
Science hasn’t, and science never will. Atheism or theism doesn’t matter. Science has no room for those questions; that’s the field of philosophy and religion. That’s why I back out every time people use science either to prove that God exists, or that God doesn’t exist. How on earth is that relevant? Or even possible?
Creationism, as I’ve read and heard these past two days, is an especially [insert a kinder word for stupid] form of quasi science. Previously, I’ve just read about young earth creationists. I didn’t know that old earth creationists existed. Young earth creationists are somewhat easier for me to swallow, just because I think it’s a stupid form of fundamentalism, and I don’t think much about it.
Old world creationists are a bit harder, though. They start out reasonable, continue with a few stumbles and then go down the drain. That somebody actually thinks that Cain married his sister, and in turn Seth married his sister and then don’t see that as incest and inbreeding that would be a disaster for the human species in just a short amount of time, is just incredible. It boggles my mind that someone actually thinks that the Bible is useful in describing the earth’s whole history.
I stumbled across creationism again because of my search of an answer to what NASA and world leaders would gain by making everybody believe the earth is a globe, when it’s flat, and the ice wall of Antarctica is surrounding it. I’ve yet to come across an answer to that question. Anybody?
One argument for a flat earth made me almost spit out my coffe in amusement. It’s flat, and nothing outside, because that’s just convenient. It’s much easier to understand than to use geometry and trigonometry and quantum physics. Oh yeah. That’s why the earth is flat, my friend!
What a load of manure.
I should be doing something useful instead of wasting my time and energy on this. Maybe join the cause against nuclear weapons. Or find a way to deal with radioactivity, like I wanted to do way back when I was a fresh and open minded student.
Now I’m just a grumpy old fart.