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>> smith@ctron.com (Lawrence C Smith) writes: >> I've been lurking on this newsgroup for a long time ... Hasn't it >> begun to become clear that no amount of argument or evidence will >> sway these people? ... Do you know of _any_ fundie who finally >> broke down and _admitted_ that evolution was a fact, and that their >> religion was pure bunkum? Me, me! Well, it depends what you mean by a "fundie". And it wasn't t.o that convinced me; in fact, my creation-->evolution switch sort of came along for the ride when I "converted" (reverted?) out of Christianity. I was a born-again literalist and inerrantist. And so a Creationist. (When in Junior High I saw a film series called "Origins" narrated by Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith that helped to confirm that belief.) Gradually I started to doubt the "inerrantist" bit and eventually became a fence-sitter with respect to creation/evolution (though with a definite bias towards creationism). About three years ago I finally saw the light and "admitted" that it was all "pure bunkum"; of course I then had little difficulty accepting an evolutionary position. Since then I have been avidly interested in the subject and have learned a lot more evolutionary biology than I had previously been exposed to (in the same way that a dim candle gives a lot more light than pitch darkness does), and feel amply justified in my position. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Wayne J. Broughton "You'll PAY to know what you REALLY waynebro@juliet.caltech.edu think." J.R. "Bob" Dobbs

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