Evolution vs. Climate change denial.

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10 Feb 2019, 10:51 am

Denying evolution is one thing. But denying climate change is dangerous.



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11 Feb 2019, 3:45 am

In my experince most people either believe in both or disbelieve both


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11 Feb 2019, 4:03 am

Denying evolution is not dangerous?


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11 Feb 2019, 7:17 am

One of the secrets of Reich-Wing Republican electoral success; if you can convince beyond the shadow of doubt a relatively sane, intelligent, and well-educated adult that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and the reason the dinosaurs went extinct is because they were too big to fit on Noah's Ark based upon a book prefaced by a story of a talking snake with a magic apple in an enchanted garden...you can convince them of anything, no matter how utterly preposterous.



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11 Feb 2019, 9:51 am

yep, sounds about right.


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11 Feb 2019, 12:15 pm

Wolfram87 wrote:
Denying evolution is not dangerous?


Evolution is not hurting the environment, threatening lives and something that needs to be worked towards stopping. When climate change is denied, less is being done about it.



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11 Feb 2019, 12:18 pm

Agreed; one is merely stupid, the other is a positive danger, particularly when it's powerful men involved.


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11 Feb 2019, 12:28 pm

NewTime wrote:
Wolfram87 wrote:
Denying evolution is not dangerous?


Evolution is not hurting the environment, threatening lives and something that needs to be worked towards stopping. When climate change is denied, less is being done about it.


Well no, evolution is not doing that. But denying and/or failure to understand evolution leads to things like anti-vaxxers, multi-resistant bacteria and the continued extermination of crucial species. In fact, failing to understand evolution is likely to lead to further climate change, and without understanding evolution we're unlikely to be able to halt/reverse it.


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11 Feb 2019, 8:41 pm

Well, I guess I'm a dangerous person then because I think the whole climate thing is a total hoax.


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11 Feb 2019, 9:35 pm

DystopianShadows wrote:
Well, I guess I'm a dangerous person then because I think the whole climate thing is a total hoax.

yup