Recent polls indicate that almost half of all Americans reject evolutionary theory. One could very well ask, “what difference does that make?” People can still be smart and nice and believe all kinds of things. Nation Magazine has an article discussing the possible consequences.
“One reason is that rejecting evolution expresses more than an inability to think critically; it relies on a fundamentally paranoid worldview. Think what the world would have to be like for evolution to be false. Almost every scientist on earth would have to be engaged in a fraud so complex and extensive it involved every field from archaeology, paleontology, geology and genetics to biology, chemistry and physics. And yet this massive concatenation of lies and delusion is so full of obvious holes that a pastor with a Bible-college degree or a homeschooling parent with no degree at all can see right through it.”
There was a time when the world’s best science came from the church and people of faith were not afraid to go whereever truth led. It’s time to get back to that kind of faith.
To read article in Nation, click here.