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    What does "to" mean here? With?


    Furthermore, there can be no question that the major re-
    sistance to broad public acceptance of evolution, especially in
    the United States, relates to the perception that it argues
    against the role of a supernatural designer. This objection, if
    true, has to be taken with great seriousness by all believers. If
    you are compelled (as I am) by the existence of the Moral Law
    and the universal longing for God, if you sense that there is a
    glowing signpost within our hearts, pointing toward a benevo-
    lent and loving presence, then it is quite natural to resist any
    force that seems bent upon chopping down the sign. Before
    mounting an all-out war against that invading force, however,
    we had best be certain that we are not shooting at a neutral ob-
    server, or maybe even an ally.

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    Re: What does "to" mean here? With?


    I read it as "the general resistance to accept evolution."


    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: What does "to" mean here? With?

    The public do not accept evolution.
    Acceptance of evolution is resisted by the public.
    (Public acceptance of evolution is resisted.)
    There is resistance to public acceptance of evolution.

    To does not 'mean' anything in particular; it is simply the preposition we use with 'resistance.

    There is general acceptance of an idea
    There is general resistance to an idea.
    There is general interest in an idea.

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