Posted: Apr 18, 2018 12:05 am
by Thommo
Outside of the area of religious belief (whether there's a god, what god is, what god has done, what god wants etc.) that disagreement doesn't matter. Maths classes aren't up for debate, English classes aren't up for debate, P.E. classes aren't up for debate, Chemistry classes aren't up for debate, graphic design classes aren't up for debate, and so on and so on.

There are basically two things that are: (i) religious indoctrination (as opposed to religious studies, which really isn't debated a lot) and (ii) biology.

The fundies are just wrong about biology though, and they are going to have to live with that.

I'd be interested in your source regarding "some PhDs" saying the facts reveal a young Earth though, because last time I checked there was a 100% (to nearest whole percentage point) agreement among relevantly qualified scientists regarding the age of the Earth being billions of years. There isn't actually the remotest scientific debate about the Earth being thousands or tens of thousands of years old.

And that has nothing to do with atheism, it's a question about scientific consensus.