Why no one believes in evolution

Oct 2019
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In practice, nobody believes in evolution - at least in the sense that evolution is about "survival", and ugly nonsense of that nature.

At least in 1st world countries (perhaps in the most illiterate or impoverished countries, such as sub-Saharan Africa).

Science itself wouldn't exist were evolution about "survival", given that scientist themselves admit that they believe the science and understanding the universe has some intrinsic value, and ultimately is "just plain fun", if nothing else.

If it were about survival, then science itself would need to be abolished, since it just takes away time people could invest in making babies (most of human-history was in the hunter-gatherer stage, and people had no trouble "surviving"; with civilization itself being a fairly recent and short-lived invention).

Much as institutions such as monogamy would be abolished, in favor of taking multiple wives; the Duggar family would be a better example of "evolution" at work than a mild-mannered scientist who gets shy around girls.

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So yes, in practice, no one believes it (even believing that people "should" survive to begin with is just a silly faith based belief, when someone would argue they'd rather die, such as the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement), it's just simple, ugly belief, for simple ugly people, who often have more in common with the hygiene and grooming habits of apes than well-adjusted members of society do, hence their impetus to so closely identify with them.
 
Oct 2019
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Not to mention, the idiotic popular notions of evolution (e.x. comparing life to Hunger Games) are infantile and laughable.

In reality, no sane person is doing any of that - other than maybe street gangs or terrorists in 3rd world countries, a fat CoD nerd talking about "survival of the fittest" on his computer already lost before the "game begin", and if anyone was actually doing any of that stuff, they'd be a sociopath, and more likely to wind up in prison than anywhere else - culturally people would consider this de-volution, back to the ways of illiterate 3rd world countries, not evolution.

This proves that everyone knows, by some margin of common sense, that evolution (or at least most of the pop culture views on are nonsense). They aren't even "edgy" either, just ugly views for ugly people.
 
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Once again, throwing out infantile. Nothing more infantile then believing in make believe friends and needing some sky daddy to look after you
 
Oct 2019
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USA
Once again, throwing out infantile. Nothing more infantile then believing in make believe friends and needing some sky daddy to look after you
True, I don't naively believe that "science" is some mythical sky daddy that provides things for me, akin to a Santa Claus or a cargo cult.
 
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“Evolution is often considered as something unexpected. Wouldn’t it be more natural, some antievolutionists ask, if everything would always stay the same? Perhaps this was a valid question before we understood genetics, but it is no longer. In fact, the way organisms are structured, evolution is inevitable. Each organism, even the simplest bacterium, has a genome, consisting of thousands to many millions of base pairs. Observation has established that each base pair is subject to occasional mutation. Different populations have different mutations, and if they are isolated from each other, these populations inevitably become more different from each other from generation to generation. Even this simplest of all possible scenarios represents evolution. If one adds further biological processes, such as recombination and selection, the rate of evolution accelerates exponentially. Therefore, the mere fact of the existence of genetic programs makes the assumption of a stationary world impossible. Evolution is thus a plain fact, not a conjecture or assumption.

It is very questionable whether the term “evolutionary theory” should be used any longer. That evolution has occurred and takes place all the time is a fact so overwhelmingly established that is has become irrational to call it a theory. To be sure, there are particular evolutionary theories such as those of common descent, origin of life, gradualism, speciation, and natural selection, but scientific arguments about conflicting theories concerning these topics do not in any way affect the basic conclusion that evolution as such is a fact. It has taken place ever since the origin of life.”


“What Evolution Is”
Ernst Mayr