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  • ...As long as you can differentiate between "rabid atheists who think evolution is the only possible way it can be" and "scientific types who understand it's currently the best-fit theory but will change when any new scientific evidence is offered".

    Speaking as a monotheist (I don't fit very well into any established religion) who believes that God gave us brains and eyes and hands to investigate our world, I would resent being classified as a "evolutionist" even though I believe the theory is the current be
    • Sciodeist? (skee-o-dee-ist) :)

      As long as you can differentiate between "rabid atheists who think evolution is the only possible way it can be" and "scientific types who understand it's currently the best-fit theory but will change when any new scientific evidence is offered".

      The idea of the Evolutionist is that they believe that Science will eventually explain everything. Whether it will or won't in not the question, perhaps only time will tell, but to believe that it will (not that there is a possibility,
      • I like that. I'll happily accept the mantle of "thinks the Scientific Method will eventually explain everything"--after all, it's got the best explanatory track record so far (from where I sit).

        I suppose I don't equate this belief with a religion, because it's so un-dogmatic. The only dogma is that the human senses can be trusted to give accurate information (see Descartes for a proof of this. =P) and all else is negotiable.

        It strikes me as interesting that there's a definition of "religion" out there tha

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