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The Summit Lecture Series: Myths of Evolution with Sean McDowell, part 1

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I was on a plane a number of years ago, and I was watching a video, minding my own business… have you ever tried to watch a movie or read a book on a plane and the person next to you is just intent on nosing in and finding out what’s going on?

I was watching PBS’s “Evolution”; and as I finished and closed my laptop, the lady next to me turns to me and asked, “What did you think about that show?”

I replied, “Well, I thought it was interesting. It was definitely well done. But I think it was incredibly biased and one-sided.”

The moment that I started to show any sign of disagreement with the show – or evolution in general – this previously engaging and inviting woman became dismissive.

“Ohhh… you’re one of those ‘evolution haters’, aren’t you?”

I replied, “I don’t hate evolution. I don’t want to be a hater of anything, really. I just think that this was a very biased program. I would think that for a public show, it would be more open and fair to all sides of the argument.”

What I didn’t know at the time was that this woman on the plane was an agnostic (or some version of atheism) geologist with a Ph.D.

And I was just a recent college grad trying to figure out life, its origins, and my own worldview.

So, we went back and forth about fossil records and other evidence supporting evolution...

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