Evolution.dk

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No, it’s not a new line of fashion. Evolution.dk is a new website, established by our evolutionary missionaries, who have finally reached the shores of Denmark. And it only took 200 years after Darwin was born.

(HT: Mailund)

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Yes! Now we can set about converting those Danes to Evolution and all its secularism, atheism, liberalism, and socialism!

Actually, in Denmark evolution has been part of biology teaching for a hundred years. Not even religious private schools are allowed to leave it out.

Polls shows that ~80% believes in evolution. A few haven’t really decided (‘cause they haven’t thought much about it), and only a very small minority of nutjobs are creationists. Creationism is not something I’d even heard about until 10-15 years ago.

The reason that evolution.dk is launched now, is because we are being bombarded with creationism material from the US and Turkey these years, so it is only recently we have had to even discuss it. Much to my annoyance.

For secularism, I think you will find it hard to find Danes who are not strong believers in it. I don’t know the numbers for atheism, but it is very common. The numbers I’ve seen vary from 40% to 80%. The statistics is a bit difficult, since by default you are member of the Danish Lutherian church and you have to opt out, not opt in. Most people do not do that, and consider the church a cultural part of being Danish. My guess is that most Danes are only in church at weddings and funerals, and that the true number is closer to the 80% than the 40%.

As for converting us to liberalism and socialism, that is something I’d prefer not even to comment on, mainly because I am not sure we mean exactly the same with those words. The current government is right-wing, but that really only means that they are slightly less “socialists” than communists…

Thomas Mailund said: The reason that evolution.dk is launched now, is because we are being bombarded with creationism material from the US and Turkey these years

We Americans apologize. Well, some of us do. The rest would like to know where to send their pamphlets.

eric said:

Thomas Mailund said: The reason that evolution.dk is launched now, is because we are being bombarded with creationism material from the US and Turkey these years

We Americans apologize. Well, some of us do. The rest would like to know where to send their pamphlets.

No need to apologise, just stop them okay? ;-)

eric said:

Thomas Mailund said: The reason that evolution.dk is launched now, is because we are being bombarded with creationism material from the US and Turkey these years

We Americans apologize. Well, some of us do. The rest would like to know where to send their pamphlets.

Either recycle bins or fireplaces, where else?

Either recycle bins or fireplaces, where else?

Bird cages come to mind…

Damn it, I’ve actually had to discuss with creationists today. I had sworn never to get dragged into that pit.

There was a show on TV today about the missing link, with a discussion forum on the channels web page afterwards. I figured it would be interesting to participate, considering that some of my research was on the show, but the discussion was drowned by religious nutjobs…

This is a very new experience to me. I really feel for the people who have to deal with this every day…

Thomas Mailund said:

I had sworn never to get dragged into that pit.

I feel for you, I really do. Arguing with Darwin-bashers is a bad habit but it is nonetheless a habit. Now I understand how folks have so much trouble giving up smoking: “It’s no good for you and the benefits are negligible, but you just can’t quit.”

Cheers – MrG / http://www.vectorsite.net/gblog.html

I’d compare it to a hobby, like trainspotting. Except more like spotting trainwrecks. As they happen. And you get addicted to it.

Reminds me of an NCO I knew in the Army who told me: “Reenlisting is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer twice to see if it hurt the first time.” I only hit myself in the head with that particular hammer once, however.

Arguing with Darwin-bashers is about as worthwhile as talking to small shrill dogs with attitude problems – but when then say something that has a staggeringly obvious logical hole in it big enough to drive a main battle tank through, it’s hard to resist shifting into forward gear.

Cheers – MrG / http://gvgpd.proboards.com

Arguing with Darwin-bashers is a bad habit but it is nonetheless a habit.

Yeah. Repetitive illogic in a serious argument is an irritant, and sometimes you just gotta scratch it.

Henry

“Never argue with a fool. He’ll drag you down to his level and beat you up with superior experience.”

Cheers – MrG / http://www.vectorsite.net

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein

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