BY JAMES NIMMO
I did not watch the recent Nye/Ham science v. religion “debate” nor am I likely to – though I have read several articles with varying POVs, both scientific and creationist magic.
Even a man with the intellect of Chris Hitchens was unable to persuade any flat-Earther to admit the impossibility of a god and miracles.
It was finally made clear to me how the flat-Earthers are not interested in science since they believe their god has made all things and therefore when a phenomenon can’t be explained by science it’s because their god has made a miracle, no exceptions, no explanations needed.
Science is an enemy to religion only so far as science will not accept myth as evidence when dealing with nature. Evidence is the lifeblood of science in the same way emotion is the lifeblood of religion. The two words are not synonyms even though the flat-Earthers would like to think so.
It’s pointless to give the flat-Earthers the opportunity, once again, to stand in public with a scientific opponent with the intent to attract undecided viewers as it is nothing but another pitch for their god.
All our energy should be directed at keeping these witch doctor dogmas from being manipulated into public law.
There really are religious people who want to live in a scientific world and keep their religion a private matter and don’t relish the publicity given to the extreme believers.
It’s the only legal thing we can do in a constitutional republic.
– James Nimmo lives in Oklahoma City and is a frequent contributor to The Oklahoma Observer