The Daily Creationism:

Q: Why do creationists fight against science?

A: That question has me confused.

It wouldn't be the first time.

Most major branches of science were started by creationists.

Care to back that up with evidence? 2 million years ago on the planes of Africa. A child looked up at the sky. What would of been his or her thought when looking upon a star....? What is that? Or that was made by god. The question comes before the answer, you must ask the question before you can answer it. The start of science is the wonder at what is.

Creationism is only a flawed answer, Christian creationism which is what you seem to support, probably the most flawed. At least Hinduism has some basics almost right, death and rebirth everything is in a vast cycle, their dates are more accurate too, claiming the present cycle of the universe to be 8 billion years or so. Not bad for a number pulled out of a hat by some priest, a lot better than that 6000 years, pulled out of a hat by a much more unlucky priest.

I can understand how such ideas come about, for hundreds of thousands of years our species had to work all the time to make enough food to survive, production wasn't high enough for a parasite class to emerge - a parasite class that had the time to dabble in thought. The only thought people had the time for was that a giant man moved the Sun across the sky - they had not the time nor the production or technology needed to understand.

And so began the birth of gods - but these are not your god of today. There were many gods, a god who moved the Sun, a god who moved the Moon, a god who showered the land in rain and so on.

With the increase of production and the formation of class society, came a class of people with the time to spend on thought and reason. They developed reading and writing vast amounts of information could be stored and shared, our knowledge was no longer limited by the capacity of our brains.

So we come to Alexandria - the greatest city of the ancient world and of course the Great Library, housing over a million scrolls. The collected knowledge of civilisation. Some of the greatest achievements in human understanding occurred here some 2300 years ago.

The realisation that the world was a sphere - calculated to be 40000km in circumference, only wrong by a couple of %. The realisation that everything is made from tiny particles - atoms. The realisation that it was the Earth that went around the Sun. The realisation that all life is connected. The engineering of steam power and the first books on robotics among many other things.

Back then there were battles between idealists and materialists too. Aristotle, Plato and co arguing that all scientific analysis and understanding of the world should be carried out only in your head, that after all was the source of all that was real. Ptolemaic times were warping and folding under this pressure. The slave societies after all were weak to the social forces within. Gradually the slave societies weakened, with this weakening came an explosion of almost paranoia as the ruling class desperately tried to hang onto power destroying all the former glory of free-thought and knowledge before it. The Romans went as far as adopting Christianity - the religion of the slaves to try and tie them together, of course the Romans heavily modified Christianity, taking out most that was anti-Roman. But it held off collapse for a while, as the new Christian Church began to build upon it's new found power it destroyed all that was "anti-Christian". These Christian mobs roamed everywhere especially Alexandria, one example of their brutality can be traced back to the Archbishop Cyril, who set his fanatical mob of parishioners upon Hypatia, one of the most important symbols of learning and science of the day, brutally murdered, she was pulled from her chariot, and had her flesh ripped from her body while still alive she was then burned and her works obliterated and her name almost forgotten, how many of these cases were forgotten forever? Cyril was made a saint.

One of the largest tragedies in human history being the burning the Great Library of Alexandria in their purges against "paganism", the only scrolls spared were those of Aristotle and co. The scientific method was lost in over a thousand years of darkness, humankind barely advanced one inch.

The time of the organised religion, far different from the doctrine of self-liberation of early Christian sects fighting against the Romans, far different from the gods of past who were answers to questions, this was an ideology of telling you what to believe and not of you asking questions and studying the world for yourself. It became a huge brake upon society and set us back such a long time, in some cases it was 2200 years until we re-discovered some what was lost in the fires of Alexandria. But of course most was lost forever.

You are the destroyer of civilisation, the destroyer of imagination, the destroyer of ideas, the destroyer of knowledge, the destroyer of science. Do not claim you are the foundations of these things.

The capitalists of today's society pushed religion back and smashed the religious feudal states over the last several hundred years, science came flooding back and we've advanced faster than ever before. But just like the ancient societies the societies of today too have contradictions, religion is advancing as these frictions in society grow. Are our societies doomed to another thousand years of darkness? Not this time, we have the knowledge of the past, we have the production levels to give science and knowledge not to the few - but to everybody in the world. The billions of people will absorb knowledge like water to a sponge. Not the knowledge of one book, but the knowledge of billions of books, the collective knowledge of all society and all of human history.

All we need to do is act before our societies fall apart around us, we need to remove class, property, wage-labour. You and your kind will find yourself irrelevant and confused in a heaven on Earth.