In the many discussions I've had about evolution, I've found one common thread of misunderstanding. Apparently, from the pulpit, their religious leaders cite Darwin's original "Theory of Evolution," rather that the accepted fact of, or principal of evolution. They're usually hung up on the whole, "came from monkeys" paradigm. I've actually made some headway by first admitting that Darwin might have guessed wrong, or rather used the wrong example. Admittedly, I haven't read the entire text of "Origin of The Species," in a very long time but I believe he wasn't all that clear about humans and their relationship with that particular species. For illustration sake, I use their bible as reference. It's really difficult for them to discount my words when I'm quoting Genesis. If any of you happen to have a copy of "The Book" turn it to the very first page and read. It's a near-perfect description of the evolutionary creation of our planet. You have to read around the fairy tale references that were written for the intellect of the readers of that time but within it, is enough weaponry for a logical debate in the name of evolution. I know, it's a poor choice of reference but it's the only way I've ever gotten them to even listen to me. My question is, "How the hell did Moses (or whoever) know that stuff?"
I just read my posted comment. Oops! I didn't mean to say you should open the book and read it. I meant, on the first page, before the characters are introduced, the set description; it's fascinating!
The history of our world in 18 minutes
This incredible video should set religionists back on their heels and rethink their mythology. It contains a description of our world and the universe in which it resides. Beautifully told, impressively illustrated, concepts are so easy to understand that even hard-core "young Earth" creationists should stop and think.
I love his story; even more I love his focus on his grandchild and the reason for paying attention to what this video conveys.