There are some absolutely outrageous things being said out there in the ongoing attempts of Creationists to prove their case. In this video, however, some blatantly false and easily countered claims are made. Please watch as I react to some of the claims. To learn more about the actual science on evolution, follow the links shown at the end of the video to some reliable websites from highly reputable sources. Thank you for watching. More to come in the near future. If you have any websites you want me to watch and react to, or if you want to suggest a particular topic, send me a comment.
There are so many people today who dismiss the importance of science. Unfortunately, many of them are our elected officials who are responsible for deciding how many programs, embedded in science and technology, receive their funding. Many continue to support the well de-bunked, misinformed notion of vaccines causing all manner of health issues, deny climate change, support creationism as a valid alternative science to evolution, and many other science issues. Scientists are vilified as elitist puppets of a liberal agenda.
Have we forgotten that the world we live in today is here, to a great extent, because of science? Take a look around you. I be you will be hard pressed to not find a dozen or more items you depend on every day, even take for granted, within one minute of your observation. Let me help remind you of some of the critical things we use every day which might not be quite so obvious:
And let's not forget the more obvious: cell phones, laptops, solar panels, wind turbines, gasoline, LED lighting, electricity, cars, airplanes, televisions, movies, and pretty much all the other modern conveniences we appreciate so much.
Now maybe this lack of awareness is simply due to the fact that so many of us do not understand how science works, or that only incredibly brilliant people can possibly understand science. NONSENSE! Most of us actually do science every day. We form hypothesis, informed guesses about how something we want to accomplish might turn out. We experiment, try various methods of accomplishing the task, and then come to a conclusion about which strategy worked best. That, in a nut shell, is science. Nothing mysterious or mystical about it. Science is simply a prescribed strategy for learning how the physical world around us works. If more of us took the time to learn more about the process of science, maybe we wouldn't be so afraid of it.
To get you started, here is a link to a very simple, easy to understand website designed to teach us how science works: