Quote# 72345

I have often asked atheists, “If evolution is true, how do you tell right from wrong?” They can never answer.

Kent Hovind, CSEblogs 87 Comments [4/21/2010 3:56:28 AM]
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Paschal Wagner

I'm sure they answer, you just don't understand the answer.

4/21/2010 4:02:59 AM




4/21/2010 4:18:17 AM

Diatryma

If there's a moon in the sky, how do you make marmalade?

4/21/2010 4:18:45 AM

Kinderklein

"First, as a fifteen-year veteran high school biology teacher"

It always good to open up with a little bit of humour =)

4/21/2010 4:38:44 AM

Higgs Boson

Yeah, I find it hard to talk through my palm

4/21/2010 4:41:26 AM

Elia

How about "I ask myself if it will cause unnecessary harm to another being?" for an answer? Oh what am I saying, you wouldn't even stick around to hear it!

4/21/2010 4:43:15 AM


aaa

Kent, i have the ability to follow the law. And i know that if you try to fuck over the IRS, you are going to be fucked. So, how's prison?

4/21/2010 4:53:56 AM

Swede

They are probably just wondering "Why should I defend evolution? I'm no scientist, I just believe in one less god than you do. And what does evolution have to do with right and wrong, anyway?"

Regardless of evolution, I get my sense of right versus wrong form my parents. They taught me that: Things than hurt/harm others or cause people needless discomfort, those are WRONG. Things that help people, make life easier for them, things that make others happy, things that makes other people feel good, those are RIGHT* things to do.
Examples:
Refusing to contribute to society, by not paying your taxes, that is WRONG.
Respecting other people's choice of a significant other, as long as they are consenting adults, that is RIGHT.

* You noticed there that there was nothing about "Things that make things easier for ME, helping ME getting richer, getting ME higher on the ladder", in that list, right Kenny? Those things are not RIGHT, those are EGOISTICAL things.

4/21/2010 5:13:51 AM

Karlsbad

Well, I could tell you the answer but you won't like it. Besides, you'd probably be better off reading On the Genealogy of Morals, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, and The Antichrist on your own.

The short answer? There is no "right" or "wrong" as such. There's just what I decide is good for me, and everything contrary to that is bad.

4/21/2010 5:20:51 AM

Mister Spak

I have often asked christianists "what facts or observations will prove in your mind that evolution is true?" They can never answer.

4/21/2010 5:32:21 AM

BobsOldSocks

“If evolution is true, how do you tell right from wrong?”

Non sequitur.

4/21/2010 5:41:19 AM

D Laurier.

It's Kent.
He didnt know right from wrong.
He lied shamelessly.
He fooled his followers into not only handing over their money to him, but also working for him free of charge.
He defrauded his government.

4/21/2010 5:55:29 AM



For the same reason that they wouldn't answer you if you asked, "if the theory of gravity is true, how do you have breakfast every morning?". It's so non-sequitur that you don't have to answer.

4/21/2010 5:59:05 AM

Agnostic Jew

That's because your question is a non-sequitur.

4/21/2010 6:08:32 AM

Table Rock

If atomic theory is true, how do you tell right from wrong?

Edit: Must remember to refresh before posting next time.

4/21/2010 6:22:57 AM

Mike Sihl

Translation: "They gave me an answer but I didn't think they could, so I pretended they couldn't answer it, ran into my panic room and claimed victory".

4/21/2010 6:28:56 AM

David B.

They are probably laughing too hard to, I would be.

Oh, and Kent? Meet Kant.

4/21/2010 6:31:25 AM

toth

Yeah, non-sequiturs have a way of making that happen.

4/21/2010 6:40:32 AM

Mudak

I would have a harder time telling right from wrong if the Bible were true. I always get confused over the different rules for selling your children off into slavery. There's definitely a difference between the rules for boys and the rules for girls, but I'm not sure I fully grasp the correct rules...

4/21/2010 6:40:53 AM

CrazyHappyNinja

OBJECTION!

4/21/2010 6:55:28 AM

emau99

That's because your question is a non-sequitur.

Speaking of non-sequiturs, how's prison, Kent?

4/21/2010 7:09:36 AM

Meph

Kent just has one step in his argument missing, but even with the missing step filled in, it's pretty easy to argue against it. Humans evolved to be part of a society, and as part of that developed empathy, from where morality comes.

4/21/2010 7:10:12 AM

Mrs. Antichrist

No, you just don't bother to listen to the answers.

4/21/2010 7:19:33 AM

Serph-no-Okami

I'm sorry, which one of us is in prison again? I keep forgetting...

4/21/2010 7:25:38 AM

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