Why creationism is dangerous

I’ve always been of the opinion that people can believe and do whatever they want, as long as they’re not hurting others. You might think that believing in creationism is harmless, but it’s not. The most dangerous part of creationism is people getting the idea that it should be taught in schools along with evolution. But creationism is not science, and neither is intelligent design, and neither is anything else that’s the same thing no matter what you want to call it.

Sometimes creationists say we should “teach the controversy.” But there is no controversy. There’s 99.99% of scientists on one side, and some misguided people and people who shouldn’t be able to call themselves scientists on the other side. That’s not a controversy. That’s a disagreement between reasonable people and silly people. The number of scientists named Steve who accept evolution is greater than the number of scientists who reject evolution.

Project Steve

Creationists are wildly hypocritical. They claim that there’s a conspiracy among scientists regarding evolution, and yet they make use of the results of science all the time in their everyday lives.

Anyone who thinks the world was created 6 000 years ago — or 10 000 years ago — needs to learn more about science. And history. Anyone who thinks that the story of Noah’s Ark is true just needs to watch a few seconds of this video to see that it’s not:

Noah’s Ark (part 1 of 2)

In the 21st century answers to most questions can be found on the internet. Answers to commonly asked questions can always be found. You can find scientific refutations of anything a creationist might say:

Index to Creationist Claims

Here’s some further reading on the subject:

Why Creationism Is Harmful to Religion

Why the Anti-Science Creationist Movement Is So Dangerous

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