Is atheism predicated partially on the belief in evolution and the current prevailing views of science.
If so, then such a belief is subject to drastic changes as discoveries and theories
have recently arose that shatter the paradigm that is the foundation of such a belief:
Discoveries keep pushing back the inception of civilization, indefinitely back in time
Evidence of coastal civilizations existing during the ice age are arising in now inundated coastal region due to rising seas.
The concept of a missing link is no longer postulated as a bush of hominids lineages walked the earth. With what was once considered ancestors, actually being contemporary with postulated descendants. A bush of hominids actually existed as recently as 30,0000 B.C.E.
Though theories of evolution abound no working scientific model exists for the emergence of life.
Our very existence is interwoven with the anthropic principle. As such this has required scientist to postulate the multiverse to explain how the anthropic principle is mindlessly satisfied by nature. However this just substitutes one unfalsifiable believe for another.
In truth, Darwin's world has been shattered and the truth has become intractable. Even as we cope with dark matter and energy. Terms that falsely connote that we have defined them, when in fact they are no more apparent than God. As such new scientific theories continue to emerge based on the inadequacy of the standard model. This will continue into infinitum since, as God there is no means to detect these alleged entities with scientific instrumentation.
RE: "you can't make the bugyman go away with acrimony. Did it work for you as a kid?"
With acrimony? Depends, if acrimony leads one to research and research leads one to reason - just the tiniest dose of reason can kill the most pesky god, they're far more fragile than you'd think.
So yes, by twelve, I was completely god-free, the bugyman was gone.
When I was in my teens I rode down an alley way. There appeared to be a little girl who lived in our neighborhood running right besides me at a great speed and full stride. Then she suddenly disappeared. Freaked me out.
Probably most people have witnessed freaky things that they prefer not to speak about. I find the subject of imaginary friends most interesting. Most are clearly hullucinatory. But those that move objects are down right scary.
I believe that explains a lot more than you realize.
Ha, ha, ha. You are such a hoot, Michael.
Well, if it's an imaginary friend, it was probably an imaginary object as well.
Hmm are you implying Unseen by others?.
Sounds like she went to warp --
Beamed up by Scotty, and then to warp?
Far more logical than anything supernatural.