More evidence of the existence of water on Mars. The roving Curiosity found what looks like an old river bed. I don’t know if most people find this as amazing as I do. I’m an old science fiction fan and for water to be found (or at least the evidence of water) on another planet in our solar system suggests powerfully that water, the elixir of life, must be found on countless other planets in countless other solar systems. Thus, the likelihood of life existing on countless earthlike planets in the universe. We’re not alone. We’re just one of countless others out there. So, what does that do to all the existing religions on our planet? Most people would say that it wouldn’t have any effect on their beliefs, that nearly all religions suggest that God, or the Creator, created life on an infinite scale, not just here on Earth. Odd that in the United States, one of the most enlightened nations in the world, there are still many people who disavow evolution and believe in one of the many offshoots of creationism. Since 1982, according to Gallup polling, at least 40% of Americans have said they believed that God created humans in their present form, with the latest poll saying that roughly equal numbers of Americans believe in evolution and creationism. In a 2005 survey about creationist beliefs in thirty-four countries, including the world’s most dynamic economies, according to results published in Science magazine, the United States had the lowest belief in evolution of any country except Turkey. Forgive me, any creationists who may stumble onto what I’m saying here, but how in a rational world can you believe in a literal translation of the Bible? How can you believe that the world was created 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, that Adam and Eve were created as the beginning of the human race, that they existed in a Garden of Eden and were then cast out? How can you disregard nearly all scientific proof that says otherwise? It’s not a matter of faith; it’s a matter of blindness.
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