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Creationism. Why? and thoughts..

Increasingly we have evidence to favor evolution over creationism, which tells us the world is around 4.5 Billion years old.

In certain education systems in the UK and America they are teaching that the earth is around 10'000 years old. Typically this is because of religious funding in these schools.Surely this is a dangerous thing to teach in a Science class without any evidence?

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  • Jun 19 2011: Hi Jack,

    In my experience Creationism was born by a lack of knowledge, in the sense that there used to be huge gaps in peoples' knowledge about various scientific subjects, and as a result, rather than try to accomplish the huge task of explaining the world around us, these people simply made up a story to help patch over the gaps.

    I agree with you that it is indeed dangerous, as the spreading of ignorance always is, and as we know religion is the force that drives these beliefs, a fundamental belief of religious scripture can never be healthy for a person!

    I follow various blogs of which some are written by proactive atheists where I learned recently that most creationist blogs and similar websites get relatively low traffic compared to the scientific, atheist counterparts. All I can say is keep spreading the good word! Science is the future and the more we can eradicate ignorance the greater we can spread the knowledge and wonder of the world around us.

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