You got it Julia....
we are not pushing an agenda or belief system, its just evidence!
Fundamentalism can persuade people that their beliefs supersede evidence and therefore reality. It is astonishing to see!
Its as easy as telling oneself untruths such as.... 'scientists' once believed the eath was flat..... Or that science is rewritten every few decades.... Rather than logically concluding the value of evidence in progressing knowledge, they dismiss it all and submit to a belief system where SOMEONE else makes all the desicions for them.
To do that the religions have to devalue evidence , despite evidence being the only thing we have that we KNOW we can trust.
Its quite something to see people deny evidence, as they copy and paste from the internet answers they dont understand. I kmow as a JW I had no appreciation of expertise or quality of information, the irony is , as a JW I felt my opinion on x,y,z was as valid as an expert in x or y or z, seeing their opinion on and about evidence as equal as mine. The irony being we all saw the 8 window cleaners running brooklyn as far superior to ourselves and the experts....doh.
The more I learn the more I realise how little I kmow and how little I did know......
What angers me, is people declaring information as fact when it is just their opinion....ESPECIALLY... On matters long ago solved and conformed by science. Of course to say so, is to invite a misunderstood copy snd paste job from the internet.... I si ply dont reply now to such people, not one has asked for details on books or journsls or pspers, they just esnt to srgue something,,anytjing..to validate their choices in belief.....as we all do.....but some rely less on evidence than some choose to.