Captain McBain wrote:
Why would there be reprecussions except for the advancement of peace, knowledge and understanding?
We don't really get to see the "reprecussions" of the Theory of Evolution in everyday life... Maybe the odd documentary about some backward hick school teaching "inteligent design", but other than that it doesn't really affect us too much.
Yup, the old ad hominem attack. Actually, much evidence contradicts evolution and many scientists in our day are creationists. The reason for this is because evolution is not based on facts, but speculation and unproveable assumptions.
Intelligent design is reasonable and is supported by our everyday experiences; life and blind nature creating itself is unreasonable and not supported by our everyday experiences.
But, of course, emotion trumps the facts when it comes to the question of God's existence.
Intelligent design is based off of "Well, some guys wrote this book several millennia ago who say they got this information from a magical sky being." Sorry, I'll take educated assumptions based on years, even centuries, of studied evidence over that any day of the week.
Yes, evolution is based on assumptions but these are educated assumptions over studying samples and all of the evidence. Coincidentally evolution itself is completely evolving to match the latest pieces of evidence to reach the most-likely conclusion.
Creationists still say the earth is only 8,000 years old which hardly makes much room for dinosaurs or for the formation of mountains and such based on pretty much proven facts on the existence of the former and the time it takes to form the latter.
I wasn't going to join in on this discussion, but I just thought I'd say, not all people who believe in God believe that. There are extremists in many beliefs/philosophies/etc. But don't lump everyone in with the Westboro Baptist Church!
On topic, The Chase did seem to reveal a pretty important background story that I was slightly disappointed they never returned to. I would've liked to know more about the ancient race.
Edit: Ooh, Lieutenant Junior Grade. I've been promoted