Creationism is definitional arrogance

I know it’s bad form to start an essay with a definition but I’m trying to keep this short so here we go; from Merriam-Websters

Definition of ARROGANCE: an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumption

The definition has two parts; one overbearing, two presumptuous or assuming. I submit that this fits perfectly with creationism. Creationism is really organized evolution denial. Take a look at this article from the UAA college newspaper. The author is asking for the science of evolution to be stripped out of the curriculum because he is uncomfortable with it, that sounds like overbearing to me. secondly if you read the whole thing you will doubtlessly notice that the author is complaining about it in his anthropology courses. Now I’m not sure, but from what I’ve seen of anthro they don’t really cover evolution very deeply, they use it like an engineering course uses gravity with out ever covering the theory of gravity fully. Based on this tiny glimpse of through the window of evolution and a book written by a lawyer 20 years ago (a man skilled in bending the truth to achieve his desired outcome, who now gets control over both the persecution prosecution and defense of Darwin’s theory) he feels like he has firm footing to attack the progress of what is at least 100,000 scientists. Evolution was eagerly adopted by scientists and people spend decades studying it, and put it to the market test by heading out into the world and competing with each other to earn profits, evolution gets honestly tested again and again and keeps coming up aces, but creationists keep showing up to the game and pretending to be in it, when really they don’t understand the rules and don’t know what the scoreboard says.
Creationists, go home, live your lives, focus on what you know, and leave science to the adults.

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Emerson White is a biology student working on post grad while doing private research on the side.
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