The discussion on a previous post about whether the Earth is flat or not gives me an excuse to post one of my favorite quotations from writer Isaac Asimov.
...when people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.
Creationists and their ilk should take that to heart: just because you say something is wrong doesn't make you right. Life, the world, the whole Universe... they're complicated, with an infinite number of shades of gray. If someone thinks the world is black and white, then their own mind is too small to be able to hold more than one bit of information.
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