Creationism : State of Blissful Ignorance

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It is not often that I come in contact with Creationists like Dr William Lane Craig and Dr.Zakir Naik. I’d absolutely love to meet them in person.  However, the chances are we will usually come across the “believer”. The believer believes, and the Creationist will find reasons to rationalize his/her belief. I think “belief” is a good thing. Nonetheless, It’s very important to test our beliefs. Human beings are not rational. Our brains weren’t evolved to easily comprehend complex logical puzzles. We don’t learn by intellectualizing a process. Learning happens in stages, I’m particularly interested in the NLP(Nuero-Linguistic-Programming) model of the 4 stages of learning.

1.Unconscious Incompetence

I sometimes refer to this stage as Blissful Ignorance. That is, you don’t know, that you don’t know!

2.Conscious Incompetence

At this stage you are now aware that you need to do something but you don’t yet know how to do it. You may have an insight into what you need to do but no confidence or the knowledge on how to achieve it. At this stage in the learning process it’s common for the individual to feel overwhelmed with the prospect of how much there is to learn. I think a good example of this stage is the first time you got in a car as the driver. There were so many things that you had to do in order to get the car to safely move from A to B, it was a bit of an overwhelming experience.

3.Conscious Competence

So at Step 3 you are now in a place where you know that you know how to do it. You’ve discovered what you need to do to solve your problems and now you know that it’s going to take an investment of your time and practice of the skills that you’ve acquired to create the change. Sometimes this stage is a little bit uncomfortable because you are doing things differently and are outside your comfort zone. Even though it may, at times, be a bit uncomfortable, it’s actually fun to stretch yourself to grow and develop because in doing so life becomes more meaningful

4. Unconscious Competence 

This stage is where you have reached the point of mastering it. You know, you know to the point where you don’t even think about it. It’s just a natural process that you can without any real conscious awareness. The behaviour or skill has been installed at the unconscious level. Like driving a car. Think about how you drive a car now, you just get in and go. You don’t think about every single action you have to take to move the car from A to B. It’s a natural process, you don’t think about it. Yet you won’t know exactly the date and time that driving became unconsciously competent for you, it just sort of happened.

“Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.” George Bernard Shaw

The question isn’t Whether or not you believe in creationism or the theory of evolution, but the question IS “How do you know ? What is your evidence ? Do you really THINK god created Adam and Eve and populated the earth, or are you just believing in it because your parents, religion and religious authorities said so ? When asked, would you consider the possibility that “you might be wrong” or would you look for reasons (from religious sources)  to rationalize your belief ? Remember, human beings are not always rational. We would accept ANY explanation than NO explanation at all. We used to believe God Created the universe. We believed in fairies and witches. We condemn homosexuals. We stone people to death based on “faith“….Is it not the case that most of us are Unconsciously Incompetent ?

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  • Matt Mccarthy via Facebook

    The tribe is now AR. Right? I get it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/corneliusdavid.pacheko Cornelius David Pacheko via Facebook

    t’s not the size of the lie, it’s how many throats you shove it down.

  • Pethuel Hermano via Facebook

    Caterpillar CHANGING into a butterfly < a fact and reality in nature.

    Tadpoles CHANGING into a frog < a fact and reality in nature.

    Inhuman creatures CHANGING into human < a hallucination and a blatant lie in the minds of the animalistic.

  • Roger Moore via Facebook

    if you think evolution is like what you see in pokemon (as your post suggests) you have another thing coming. a tadpole is just an infantile stage of a frog, as a catterpillar is that of a butterfly, this much is true. their DNA does not change as their form does. But this is not what entails in human evolution. Your blatant ignorance to the science does not make the science false.

  • Jamie Johnson via Facebook

    If each and every human is a god, they why believe in a god in the first place. It makes absolutely no sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mick.sargent.1 Mick Sargent via Facebook

    Mythology, Irma von Bendover-Beckwards. Mythology is NOT real. Try to learn the difference sweetie. XXXX

  • Sareem

    The evolution vs creation debate is not really a matter of which view is the better explanaition for the origin of the universe. The way I see it, there is no doubt that evolution is the scientific explanation of origin. It is based on decades of research and observation. However, just because an explanation is scientific does not mean that it is true. When it comes to evolution, the science can help paint a picture of how things of how things originated, but cannot prove if that “picture” actually occured. At the end of the day, evolutionists and creationist must accept the fact that none of us really know how the world began.

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