Do you believe in science? Do you believe in God? If so which one? Would you believe in that God if you had been born in a foreign country? What makes you so certain your God, religion or holy book is the right one? How did you gain this knowledge? What evidence do you have to back up your beliefs? When I answered these questions honestly I began to see how my beliefs would be very different depending on my living situation and cultural and social influences. That my established ideals were those of others and not my own. I feel that if people will ask themselves the same questions they will cone to the same conclusion as I did; namely that God doesn't exist and that we are here because of evolution.
First off, I do not firmly believe in nor do I firmly refute the existence of a higher power. I am here to debate on the thesis that it is impossible to prove or disprove a higher power, and to explain how science is essentially no better than a religion believing in a god. As a former Christian, I believe I have a firm understanding of the bible, and why so many choose to follow its teachings. However, I have turned away from holy books to form my own opinions and understanding of the world. I will begin my counter argument with the following question; If you are so eager to denounce the existence of a widely-accepted higher-power, centered around a book written by hundreds of people with first-hand accounts of a higher power, what makes science,
a collection of thousands of people's first-hand accounts, any more legitimate?