Those who hold to universal common descent will repeatedly say that most scientists accept evolution as a fact.[ref] I always find this to be amusing. If most people in the US are educated by the government (who endorses evolution), what do they think is going to happen? After all, many children go into school believing that everything they learn there is going to be the truth. Public education also teaches them that there is such thing as ‘objectivity.’ Those two things together will certainly cause a lot of people to believe that evolution is true.
In essence, bragging about being on the same side as a majority of scientists is like Kim Jong Un bragging about winning the North Korean election when he is the only candidate. No alternative theories of origin are given in school, and kids are conditioned to believe that every cause for an effect is natural (there is no basis for this claim whatsoever).
Kids learn about secular theories of magnetic fields yet they never hear about Dr. Russell Humphrey’s magnetic field model that was able to predict the strength of the magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune.[ref] Kids also learn about radiometric dating, but they are unaware that there is significant evidence against the assumptions that these dating methods make. Scientists will readily admit that just because there is evidence for a claim doesn’t make it true, but it is clear that creationists are given an impossible standard to meet by scientists and atheists because the standard also involves solving epistemological issues (such as experimentation phase of the scientific method being structured in a fallacious way). Atheists and secular scientists need not be concerned about these philosophical issues that leave the scope of science because they don’t have to solve them in order for their theories to be respected.
Frankly, the double standard here is ridiculously obvious yet a majority of the public isn’t aware of it. Even though the evidence for creation is far superior to the evidence (truthfully, a lack thereof) of evolution, most people don’t hear about it because they have been indoctrinated by public education.
1. In this article, ‘evolution’ is defined as the theory that teaches that all organisms came from a common ancestor.
2. Humphrey’s magnetic field model also predicted the strength of Mercury’s magnetic field.