I mean, seriously, what’s the point?
Nothing you say will change their minds. But yet, there was a debate on TV between scientist Bill Nye and creationist Ken Hamm. As I predicted, Nye made Hamm look like an idiot, and Hamm and his followers claimed that they won handily. That’s easy to do when facts don’t matter.
If people want to believe that the earth is only 4000 years old and dinosaurs roamed with cavemen, fine. Go ahead and believe in whatever silly thing you want to. This is America, and you have every right to do so.
But I think it is also inherent on us to start treating these people with disdain in the same way we treat racists. Let’s call them out. Let’s challenge them. Let’s make them outcasts.
Like racists, these people are hurting our society. They are filling their kid’s heads with nonsense and destroying their future. Worse yet, many of them are trying to force us to teach their mythology in our science classes. (Next: astrology and alchemy!)
So I applaud Nye for at least making this public and getting people to talk about it. Sure, he didn’t plan on changing anyone’s mind, but the more we expose these people, the better.