"religious ignorance" = you are the ignorant one: the first to use the insults loses. Fact is, there is no evidence of life-by-incremental-changes. Darwin RAILED against jumps but there it is: life with neither the time nor the ability to exist. Instead of insulting those who choose to not repeat unproven theories (i.e., lies), commend them for thinking for themselves instead of believing what everyone else says.
Absent from your 1-sided post is any sense of the multiple errors and outright lies that glut teaching life-by-incremental changes. If you wanna call it "creationism," you wanna slap a "religion" label on it when the real religion is the state religion of atheistic humanism. How about these guys are merely teaching the facts of how things really work?
"key physical attribute associated with life" = silly and deceptive. The KEY attribute of life is complexity, not water nor energy. And you can't fake complexity--you have an intelligence putting that into the system or you have random chaos. Deal with it.
How about because these folks have already made so many breathless claims that they have zero credibility . . . no one was believing them 6 years ago, either. Many people are simply tired of hearing half lies so they believe nothing at all--it's safer that way.
There is very much doubt about the age of the earth, solar system., universe, and all the "dating" methods used to obtain these numbers. What you don't want to admit is that this doubt exists because if you do, you have a huge amount of work ahead of you in re-writing everything you believe. Dr. Hugh Ross made an interesting comment about this: let y'all have those 6 or 9 zeroes and say, "So what?" You need HUNDREDS of zeroes to even get your life-by-incremental-changes started. Or do you not know the actual probability of randomly assembling a DNA molecule with ALL laevo-rotary amino acids? If you don't like "creation," who cares? At least it doesn't self-contradict.
Your brain is like any other muscle: the more you do with it, the more you are able to do with it. Trouble remembering? Start CONSCIOUSLY working on developing your memory by CONSCIOUSLY working on memorizing stuff. It matters not what because it matters not whether you lift 10 pounds of feathers or 10 pounds of lead 50 times. The effort at memorization is what your brain needs. I memorized the Book of Proverbs, 1 chapter at a time. It took me 6-7 years, but there it is. Patient, persistant self-discipline (i.e., self-training) develops the skill.
If you want a job done right, do it yourself: home-school.
Only shop at $0.99 stores because even thieves know those customers haven't any money to steal.
If we accept that Einsteinian universe, we accept that it's limited, finite, and had a beginning. Thus, we accept that it HAS A BEGINNER. Never mind these other places. What do we do about the (obvious) God who began THIS universe? Or do we use this wholly unproven notion as yet another excuse to ignore our Creator?
"Mutations are the engine of evolution. Without them we never would have evolved." Please keep the state religion out of scientific discussions. Yes, DNA replication results in mutations. If these documented mutations really were 100,000,000's of years old, we would not be here: we would have mutated outselves out of existence. Yes, EVERY mutations is harmful. The state religion has no way of showing where a mutations could be beneficial, so much less is there any evidence (the stuff of real science) that it happened. Thus, cancer is incurable because we won't stop throwing carcinogens around our environment for others' bodies to not be able to deal with. There's no "good" to this one; worse, we're doing it to ourselves.
Only if the nation doesn't go bankrupt, first. They already are spending beyond their GDP. This moon shot was a PR thing, not a science experiment. The rest is also PR.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle did the best take on the classic of European literature; anything else will merely be a pale, insipid imitation that makes the reader wonder why the author bothered.
Getting a DNA molecule of amino acids that are ALL laevo-rotary AND communicate with enzymes that were also randomly assembled will require much more than the 14,700,000,000 folks here are proposing. Try slapping a few hundred more zeroes on that number. State of the universe after 15,000,000 years means nothing unless one is foolish enough to believe what there's no evidence for. Grasping at straws, again, are you?
Only if one can obtain intricately-organized molecules of amino acids, ALL laevo-rotary, to make up a system that can then communicate with concurrently-existing enzymes that are then able to reproduce that molecule. In other words, the "life" you're looking for needs so much more than mere "water" that to say "life" might've been possible is a good way to say, "I wanna seem ridiculous."
"Nazi" = "National SOCIALIST." A Nazi is far LEFT, not right. A Nazi is the uber-liberal, not conservative.