Evolution and Skeptics

If evolution is true, why are there so many skeptics?

Do you know anyone who is skeptical of gravity? Photosynthesis? Newton’s laws of motion? The shape of the earth? Of course, we joke about the flat-earthers, but do you know any? Probably not. Why is that?

What about God and his creation? It turns out that there are plenty of skeptics on these two. In fact, the leading organization of skeptics, led by Michael Shermer, published a list of the top ten “weirdest” things people believe.

Can you guess what is on the top ten weirdest things a skeptic encounters? God is number 1 and creationism is number 8. Check it out!

But what about evolution? Are the professional skeptics of the world skeptical of evolution at all? Even one little, teeny, tiny bit?

Short answer: No.

Long answer: No.

Does this make sense to you? Does it make sense that a person that calls himself or herself a skeptic would be skeptical only of things they personally believe to be weird, like God? And the things God does, like create the universe?

We at Creation Reformation are skeptics. We are skeptical of evolution, and particularly natural selection. We have published our basis for skepticism in The Natural Selection Paradox. Will we be welcomed into the society of the professional skeptics? Will they join us in our skepticism of evolution?

Short answer: No.

Long answer: No.

Why is that? It seems that skeptical does not mean skeptical when it comes atheists, materialists and all other Godless-ists. For the professional skeptics you are only a true skeptic if you reject (or choose to ignore) the evidence on earth for God and His creation.

It seems that the professional skeptics and their kin engage in a sort of selective skepticism.

Selective skepticism. Funny thing, selective skepticism in one thing looks a lot like faith in another.

Think about it.

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