Thursday, May 28, 2015

Young Earth Creationism

There are various flavors of creationism, ranging from "God created the universe" to "the Earth is 6000 years old and evolution is a lie." Nothing can shake the faith of the faithful, I guess.

I went to a private school for my last couple of years of high school, so I can't complain on church-state grounds. But the guy tasked with teaching us evolution basically taught us the straw man version of evolution. Meaning, he "taught" all of the bogus critiques of evolution (no transitional fossils!!!) that creation science people throw out all the time. I knew enough at the time that I knew he was feeding us bullshit. Did he know he was? I can never figure this stuff out. No matter how many times you debunk the claims...