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Evolution testimony meeting over by PZ's blog.

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The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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Today, though, I'd like to ask a narrower question: How did you come to accept evolution?
I think it must have been by watching Cosmos, Nova and Nature on PBS.

My parents weren't creationists, so I was never indoctrinated in the first place.
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I often hear the argument that not only is creationism bad science, it is bad theology. I don't accept that argument at all. In part, it's because all theology is bad, and if we're going to start winnowing out particular religious beliefs on the basis of their nonsensical nature, we can't stop with Genesis literalism — Jesus and Mohammed and Vishnu are all going to have to go, no matter how socially progressive their advocates might be. And it's also because I see all those churches, each with their brand of theology, all almost entirely silent on the theological errors of their neighbors. Bad theology apparently doesn't matter that much.
I'm tempted to agree that all theology is bad, but with the caveat that some is worse than others. "Love thy neighbor" is certainly preferable to "kill the infidels."

Biblical literalism is bad theology not because it is less logical, but because parts of the Bible are downright abhorrent.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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