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Respecting Christians

Imagine you came across a group of people who insisted 2 + 2 = 5, no matter what you did to demonstrate to them that could not possibly be so. They asserted the answer was merely a matter of opinion. Would you treat them as your intellectual equals? Would you respect their beliefs? Of course not. You would consider them raving loons, though you might keep that to yourself, the way you might humour mental patients or out of politeness. When Christians assert scientific absurdities they are claiming things even sillier than 2 + 2 = 5. The way they earnestly believe themselves to be experts requires stifling a horse laugh.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Quickening Pace of Evolution

Two billion years ago, our ancestors were microbes, a half-billion years ago, fish; a hundred million years ago, something like mice; ten million years ago, arboreal apes; and a million years ago, proto-humans puzzling out the taming of fire. Our evolutionary lineage is marked by mastery of change. In our time, the pace is quickening.

~ Carl Sagan (born:1934-11-09 died:1996-12-20 at age:62)

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