David B. said
I remember a particularly classic “discussion” with a couple of Catholic creationists (before the Pope made clear that evolution was ok – tho I’m not sure even that changed their “minds”).
I belong to a couple of Catholic mailing lists, and a month or so ago on one of them I was having a “discussion” with a Catholic creationist, to whom the Pope’s statement (“Evolution is more than just a theory”) made not the slightest bit of difference.
Actually, the debate dropped into absurdity when he said that he believed in creationism because the early Church Fathers believed in it. I replied that they also believed in Ptolomy’s theory that the sun rotated around the earth, and surely he did not believe in that also. He got all sorts of huffy, and said “of course I do”. So, believe it or not, there are people out there who reject the heliocentric solar system.
As Schiller said, “Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain.”