The Overlap between science and religion can be a turbulent place. For some, science presents facts which are mutually exclusive to some religious viewpoints (e.g. the Earth's age). The tenets of mainstream evolution are counter to some small segments of some religious denominations. Interestinly, I do not know of any religious tenets which directly oppose evolution, for the physical things in nature are not supernatural and do not constitute becoming a tenet of faith. Nevertheless, I suspect there may be a few that have made anti-evolution a new tenet.
I know several YEC folks. They are great folks, active in helping others. They just feel obliged to defend a popular literal view of Genesis and are not open to a better literal interpretation that gives harbor to those in The Overlap.
Is there a single book that completely explains all of evolution including exactly how genetics work? Many opponets know it is a difficult topic to master and even the masters argue. Anti-evolutioists wrongly use this as an excuse not to understand it, however.
Originally Posted by Elyk
We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.