I have to admit, watching the creationist video above, I had a bit of a Potholer54, “It’s got no fu*%en carbon in it!” moment. You can really see the evolution deniers confidence when, after what can only be described as a warped misunderstanding of the science, the youth replies with, “alright smart guy, you seem to have all the answers…”
In both cases the advocates of reason are made out to be mindless “believers” while the “sceptic” well informed / critically minded. Fear is the final punch – ‘it’s your life and you’re going to die one day… Repent!’, ‘Climate change policies will lead to economic ruin, it will fund terrorists and take your hard earned cash away from your family…’
“blind unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another”
The greenhouse effect is as much a fact as evolution – theories not too unalike in age as well. Creation, as well as the confidence that human activities cannot degrade the environment significantly share the same roots within scripture; they’re old, human egos.
When I did the history deniers, evolution deniers and anti-vax groups comparisons with AGW deniers, there was a little backlash from the AGW deniers. But they shouldn’t make such comparisons so easy then! AGW deniers have enjoyed the undeserved status of ‘sceptics’ without genuine critical analysis – it’s simply, “if I’m not convinced, the case can’t be strong.”
And all you need to do is listen to the level of stupidity provided in the video above.
Yes, AGW denier is as much a blind belief that human activity cannot possibly be responsible for major and in many cases irreversible impacts to the environment as evolution denial the result of a blind belief in divine creation and not compelling scientific reason.
On a personal note, although being raised as a Christian, I have to say, Sunday school at best provided B-grade guilt, so I can’t complain. After watching the documentary Jesus Camp I have no tolerance for the terror the “teacher” of the creation video above uses to convince youths to believe.