Dilbert creator Scott Adams is answering questions for the Freakonomics blog.
He’s said some increasingly crazy things about atheists and evolution.
This brings me to atheists. In order to be certain that God doesn’t exist, you have to possess a godlike mental capacity – the ability to be 100% certain. A human can’t be 100% certain about anything. Our brains aren’t that reliable. Therefore, to be a true atheist, you have to believe you are the very thing that you argue doesn’t exist: God.
I’ve been trying for years to reconcile my usually-excellent bullshit filter with the idea that evolution is considered a scientific fact. Why does a well-established scientific fact set off my usually-excellent bullshit filter like a five-alarm fire? It’s the fossil record that has been bugging me the most. It looks like bullshit. Smells like bullshit. Tastes like bullshit. Why isn’t it bullshit? All those scientists can’t be wrong.
If you are new to the Dilbert Blog, I remind you that I don’t believe in Intelligent Design or Creationism or invisible friends of any sort. I just think that evolution looks like a blend of science and bullshit, and have predicted for years that it would be revised in scientific terms in my lifetime. It’s a hunch – nothing more.
My track record of predictions has been fairly good this week:
1. DNA evidence shows that ape-human fossil records have been badly misinterpreted. (Nailed it.)
Wrong on every count.
If you’d like to make Adams answer questions on these subjects, feel free to call him out on it.
[tags]atheist, atheist, evolution, creationism, Christianity, fundamentalist[/tags]