Diane Trout (alienghic) wrote,
Diane Trout
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Tower of Babel

I dusted off and started reading a book I bought some time ago the Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism, by Robert T. Pennock.

It's a discussion by a philosopher of science how science differs from religion, and why some Christian's are so vociferous in their attacks on evolution.

Though I am still curious as to why the decay of moral character brought on by learning about evolution supposedly promotes homosexuality.

I guess as a member of the gay conspiracy I'll need to sneak into protestant Sunday schools to teach evolution to help "corrupt" young impressionable minds with the gay agenda.

I only need to sneak into certain protestant groups as the catholics have accepted that evolution doesn't contradict theism since the 1950's. (It's a sad day when one can get a better science education at a catholic school than a "secular" public school).

The other thing interesting observation is this book gave me a hint why some 7th day adventists decided to be vegetarian. In their creation myth, it was the sin caused by Adam and Eve eating the apple that caused death to enter into the world. Prior to that in the "perfect" newly created world all the animals must have been vegetarian, as eating another animal would have killed it. (Apparently plants don't die when eaten).

My reasons (to contrast with the hypothesized theistic reason) for being vegetarian are resource efficiency and being unclear on where the bounds of sapience and self-awareness live. When we have crows making simple tools and the possibility of other animals also experiencing emotions it becomes less clear to me where the boundaries between "murder" and "killing" lie.
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