Date registered: Sep 2004
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Denying the body of scientifically gathered and compiled data that supports the theory of evolution and natural selection in favor of something completely without any scientific basis is primarily a means for others to exploit a herd mentality gene in humans for political purposes. Humans are flawed creatures, and one of the flaws is intellectual laziness. If you don't need to use your mind to survive, it becomes amenable to suggestion, and once you head down that path the most bizzare suggestions can be accepted, provided they come with a guarantee you won't have to think about it.
A similar flaw has made the present welfare system an utter failure. Once perfectly normal people do not have to struggle to survive, meaning have to work to earn a living, maintain their shelter, etc. they invent hurdles to force them to struggle, like drugs and alcohol addiction, crime, urban gang warfare, etc. In effect, today's welfare is a bribe to these slum dwellers to stay there.
The bribe to the religious right and many other "believers" to ignore science is the promise of eternal intellectual laziness. All answers, for example, to any of life's questions are in the Bible, and if you can't find them yourself, and why should you anyway, just ask the head of your local religious sect and he will be glad to tell you what the answer is, all the while quoting chapter and verse from the Bible. Who could ask for anything more?