The belief of Creationism
Recently I have been discussing evolution with some classmates and it seems an outstanding number of them completely ignore evolution and believe in the full on fundamentalist creation story. I was a little blown back when they told me this as the ones I was discussing with a very intelligent people. I can't fathom how they find this idea to be true when so much evidence completely refutes creationism. When I start talking about evidence it almost seems like they completely ignore any evidence that goes against it and are very selective about evidence to make creationism more believable.
Is this just because people are so deluded with the bible that they can't imagine it being wrong? Even when we began discussing the possibilities of the omni-god and I basically tore their arguments apart they still could not get their heads around the logic. I brought up free will and they came up with this bs response that just because someone knows you are going to do something it doesn't force you to do it. I was really just shocked at their overall loss of logic when it came to these subjects.
So is this common? Do you run into this often in people being so deluded from religion that they begin ignoring scientific evidence? I will give one of my classmates credit, he did a good job of backing up his ideas but at the same time most of his arguments made some pretty wild assumptions. It just kills me to see people believing in creationism. If these are the kind of people the world will be run by in the next generation then this is not something I look forward to.
Science flies people to the moon, Religion flies people into buildings.