To be an atheist is to be an Evolutionist, because like all belief systems, atheism has to account for the existence of the cosmos. And Evolution begins not with the primordial soup of the young earth but with the Big Bang itself, when matter first came into existence, specifically element one, hydrogen, then, after the first stars formed and went supernovae, elements six, seven, and eight---carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. Our sun is said to be a third generation star, because of the presence of heavy elements on its planets (matter in the young universe was mostly hydrogen and helium). The story of Evolution then is 99.999 percent inorganic matter. Wait long enough and lead will, indeed, decay into gold. Biological evolution, on the otherhand, is more interesting because it produced us. And disappointing because it also produced Cheney, Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld, Rice, and now Sarah Palin. Cosmic evolution is less stressful, atheism more liberating, religious fundamentalism the most stress-hormone inducing. Are evangelical Christians the most obese believers in the world? They also seem to be the most atherosclerotic because unlike Muslims who don't eat pork, Hindus who don't eat beef, and Buddhists who dont eat meat altogether, Christians in general do not have any dietary restrictions except once a year (Lent). To be or not to be.