Friday, August 12, 2005

Defensive Darwinists

In this week's World Magazine, Publisher Joel Belz writes about the tenor of the Intelligent Design-evolution debate, especially following President Bush's recent remarks: . . .

I'm not suggesting, mind you, that Mr. Bush's generous spirit constitutes final proof about who is right in the renewed debate about origins. I'm just proposing that the fidgety defensiveness of the Darwinists over the last couple of weeks contrasts in an ugly way with the easy openness of the Intelligent Design folks (see "Mad Scientists").

Indeed, the grumpy stubbornness of the evolutionary crowd tells you more than you wanted to know about them. "Look!" cries someone with gleeful delight. "Let me show you this snowflake. Look at its incredible design." "Don't want to," comes the sullen and bad-tempered reply.

All apart from the evidence itself, who would you rather spend your time with?

4 Comments:

At Friday, August 12, 2005 10:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess "nothing else matters" only applies to Christian beliefs. For everything else, be sweet.

 
At Friday, August 12, 2005 3:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel merely reminds one and all that ignorance is bliss.

 
At Friday, August 12, 2005 4:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Human DNA contains more organized information than the Encyclopedia Britannica. If the full text of the encyclopedia were to arrive from outer space, most people would regard this as proof of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. But when seen in nature, it is explained as the workings of random forces."
George Sim Johnson - author of "Did Darwin Get It Right"

"Scientist who utterly reject evolution may be one of our fastest growing controversial minorities. . . Many of the scientist supporting this position hold impressive credentials in science."
Larry Hatfield in "Science Digest"

"Science and religion. . . are friends, not foes, in common quest for knowledge. Some people may find this surprising, for there's a feeling throughout our society that religious belief is outmoded, or downright impossible, in a scientific age. I don't agree. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that if people in this so called "scientific age" knew a bit more about science than many of them actually do, they'd find it easier to share my view."
Physicist and Theologian John Polkinghorne

 
At Saturday, August 20, 2005 6:36:00 PM, Anonymous Fred said...

Renowned British atheist philosopher, Anthony Flew, recently abandoned his former strongly held convictions, and now believes that God does exist. The scientific evidence compelled him. Flew told one interviewer, “I think that the most impressive arguments for God’s existence are those that are supported by recent scientific discoveries.” In particular he mentioned that the Intelligent Design argument had become “enormously stronger” than it was when he first encountered it, and that “a super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature.”

 

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