Always creeping up in the most ridicule of circumstances: denouncing the evolution theory.
As I could just witness on national television news, some people denounce he evolution theory. That in itself is nothing special. The reason why is all the more: belief.
Whether it is the incapacity to grasp the idea itself or whether it is religion sitting in between common sense and yourself, it always comes down to belief and that is where it all goes wrong.
See, science is not about belief, it is about knowing, assuming and theories. You start out knowing nothing. Then you think, reason, calculate, measure and whatever means you have to collect information. Then through a process of peer analysis all this info is sifted, theories are built, updated, ammended and broken down.
The result of all this is a form of explanation of how things could be. So nothing is absolute here! All is a theorie. Science is not about belief, in science you do not believe there to be some answer, you assume, you know.
And there is the big point: knowledge is subject to change.
Just have a look at the “laws” of gravity and how they changed from Newtons apple incident through Einsteins concept of warped space time to modern day particle accellerators. And to make it even more fun: you are free to challenge it at all times! Good science is only valid in the light of the available evidence and your possiblities to make your theories stick.
Back to the subject at hand: denouncing evolution as a theorie. As far as we know up till now, all recent findings only enhance the case of evolution although it changed drastically from Darwins simpler theories. Simply denouncing it because someone wrote in a book that it is not true does not make the theorie any less valid. If you do choose however to believe that book and use that belief as a reason to denounce the theorie, then you mix two worlds: science and belief.
On the one hand I feel the urge to fight people mixing the two tooth and sword, but then I also realise that for most people this comes from the inability to distinguish between belief and science. And looking into the world of science you will also notice that a lot of people there are similarly believing their theories which leads to equally bad practice of mixing belief and science.
(oh and by the way, for those shivering at the idea that we are relatives to monkeys, we share a near equal amount of genes with our porcupine brothers too, pigs that is!)