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← Evolution skeptics will soon be silenced by science: Richard Leakey

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Allow me to be sceptical. I admire Leakey's naive optimism, but apparently he is one of these scientists who haven't been following the IDers' propaganda. He just assumes that everyone are as rational as he and his colleagues. I think this is one of the reasons why so many scientists are not vocally opposing ID or similar bullshit; they don't seem to understand what a powerful grip on people's minds ID has and what that results in. They blissfully think that evidence changes people's minds.

But that's the thing with faith: It's belief without evidence, and belief despite evidence to the contrary. So much evidence for evolution exists that it is already enough, even though more would never be unearthed. And evolution deniers still don't trust that evolution is a fact. What makes Leakey think that more evidence will change their minds in the near future?

Tue, 29 May 2012 10:07:45 UTC | #944193