The TED video felt like "they paid me to stand up here and entertain you for 10 minutes".
Every single video is like that! TED is waste of time.
Unless you enjoy entertainment.
colloquialism "Birds of a feather.." confirmed empirically. stop the presses.
Such a being could have created the universe two seconds ago, and given us all memories, back stories, and slashdot. If he left signs, evidence, or hints, it was by choice. He is, after all, perfect. So to say that there isn't evidence for evolution, or that there IS evidence for creation, is totally irrelevant. We are interpreting what we see, and people who are better educated than most of us (on that subject) have come to a general consensus. So we chose to agree with them, or someone else, based (usually) on personal preference, not any first hand interpretation of evidence. So god put rocks (and other information) in the ground (and other, more biological places) that lead some (with no implication of majority or minority but myself included) to believe we evolved.
If you believe in god, it makes sense, since you believe he created everything: rocks, fossils, and our penchant for scientific discovery. If you believe the scientists, or were lucky enough to have data and methods to interpret yourself, then it makes sense because it follows a largely unbroken chain of reasoning. So you cannot fault someone for interpreting the evidence before them, because it is there. But the presence of evidence and prevailing theories should NOT BE A THREAT to those who have strong faith. After all, they are part of a perfectly designed creation, right?
I'm glad I got to weigh in on this issue.
Nothing recedes like success. -- Walter Winchell