|Well, of course your age matters. I mean, there’s a reason why our Universities don’t have 19 year old professors, or you can’t be 7 and get a driver’s license, or why there’s an age minimum for the presidency. Saying there’s no matter for age in a conversation such as this would mean if you were 8 years old it wouldn’t make any difference, because what you believe doesn’t require any intelligence or life wisdom, or even a 5th grade education! And regretfully this statement hurts your argument more than it helps.
Phillip, have you ever been to a Natural History Museum? One in your city, or abroad? You should go if you have not because there they have all sorts of evidence to prove Darwin’s theories. There are fossils, charts and graphs, logical explanations, and at the one here in NYC there’s even hands-on experiments you can partake in! There are films where you can watch a cell divide again and again and again completely on its own (without mating or consuming other life). There are time-lines and fossils to prove how and when they existed, and diagrams for every step of their evolution.
There’s also a section of the museum where you can look at dinosaurs and their bones and see exactly how they fit into our planet’s history, and how we are but a blip on the screen compared to all that’s happened prior.
You can also see how tiny we actually are compared to our universe and the many other galaxies and planets that’ve been spinning about for billions and billions of years without even the slightest regard to whether or not we gave them any notice.
And this is just the Museum of Natural History! The process of evolution is so proved and factual it’s actually used to grow food that tastes good, animals that make better rib roasts, and medicines to fight deadly diseases or even breed a racehorse to win the Kentucky Derby! Evolution is so real it’s a method implemented into the science of our daily lives, and we hardly even notice because we’ve got it so good.
On the contrary, there is no proof that Mary was a virgin when Jesus was born. You can’t prove that, even if it happened today with doctors present at the birth and everything! You can’t prove Jesus walked on water, turned water to wine, rose from the dead or flew up into the sky afterwords. You can read stories about it, but there’s also similar stories about many such gods we’ve invented, like Hercules, Thor the God of Thunder, Medusa’s head of snakes, Buddha speaking words as an infant, and the Prophet Muhammad flying into the sky on a donkey. Because the words are written down about these characters does not substantiate their claims whatsoever. People make up all sorts of stories and write them down. It’s our job as adults to cross off the ones that sound made up, and underline those which sound plausible. And reading your bible, it’s clear to any thinking person, much of it should be crossed out.
Philip, simply because one variable can change the outcome of a science project, that does not indicate in the least that science proves nothing. Quite the contrary. To indicate that science proves nothing there’d have to be NO change in the variables and a different outcome each time. Then you’d have a leg to stand on.
You’ve got much to learn as a science major, and your age is absolutely to blame for your ignorance. But that’s okay! You’re learning, and questioning as any good scientist should. Keep it up, and email me when you realize science proves there’s no need for God in the first place. It’ll blow your mind!