Hey, this is America. You are absolutely free to believe whatever you want to believe. That being said, an opinion is not the same thing as a fact. You can have an opinion and it can be wrong, no matter how much you want it to be true.
In this series, we will discuss some issues that people have strongly-held beliefs on, and try to determine which of these beliefs are wishful thinking and which are actual facts.
I know this series will upset some people. Thinking that I suck is a perfectly valid opinion to have. That doesn’t automatically mean that I suck. I mean, I’m not saying you are wrong, just that it is your opinion, but might not be a fact.
Let’s start off with a simple one.
Dinosaurs never existed at the same time as any version of mankind that walked upright. That is an actual fact. People never rode around on dinosaurs. They didn’t have pet dinosaurs. But dinosaurs were real. All those bones of dinosaurs in museums are not a hoax.
I can understand how a literal interpretation of the bible makes this hard to accept. I fully support your freedom to think the Earth is much younger than it is. I support your desire to fit dinosaur bones into whatever timeline you choose, or rationalize them into any form of thought that makes you feel comfortable.
You can have any opinion on dinosaurs that makes you feel happy.
The rest of us are stuck with those stupid old facts.