There are 2 actual creationists in my intro to scientific reasoning class (whyyy are they in that?) and we’re starting to go over Darwin’s evolution. We actually had a very long discussion over the past week about the issues in creationism and how biblical literalists have to denounce every bit of empirical evidence that science presents in order to justify their illogical belief. There is absolutely no support system other than the Bible and people’s imagination to support creationism and yet they take the Bible as fact for everything.
I truly just cannot understand biblical literalism when it comes to creationism. To believe everything that the Bible says as a historical reference is to be very incurious. I don’t care if you pick and choose for your morality unless it conflicts with people’s rights, fine, take the Bible in your religious sense. But in the scientific and historical sense? How could you possibly do that?
The greatest thing about humanity is their ability to think and ask ‘Why?’, in my opinion. Why should anything happen? If you’re a literal creationist, your answer will always be ‘God’. How disappointing is that? It may not be to creationists, sure, but a child with a vivid and wide imagination will ask ‘why?’, expecting answers, as is usually the case. Science provides such profound answers to these questions and to denounce these would be rather… disappointing. Wouldn’t ‘light of a certain wavelength from the sun scattering off of chemicals in the atmosphere’ be a much more interesting answer to ‘Why is the sky blue?’ than just… ‘God made it so’?
To ignore any evidence that has been postulated to stay within a very rigid structure seems to be greatly idiotic. These people in my class do not believe fossils are scientific proof. That God put all the animals on Earth at the same time and eventually, most of these species just died off, even though there are no fossils of humans at the same time as dinosaurs or bacteria. Even though the world shows science and evolution to be so, they reject it forthright. The Earth around the Sun? No. The Earth rotating? No. These kids in my class actually are trying to say that’s wrong.
I asked them how they explained their experiences and they gave me nothing besides ‘God made it so’. To me, that feels rather blind and incurious. Our teacher even told us that most of the people in Darwin’s day did not believe in biblical creationism. How backwards is this country and human rationilising? It’s rather disheartening.