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The Theory of Evolution has been in the news
in relation to a competing scientific theory
known as…
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Intelligent Design
Opponents of Intelligent Design, or “ID” as it is sometimes referred to, contend that it is
Opponents of Intelligent Design, or “ID” as it is
sometimes referred to, contend that it is no
more than creationism in a different set of
clothes.
The proponents of ID say
that their theory does indeed
point to an intelligence (be it
God or otherwise) behind
creation, but contend that ID
is based on science, not
religion—that it is the
conclusion of scientific
observation, not faith.
Many scientists and educators dismiss ID, not because there is a stronger scientific argument for evolution,
Many scientists and
educators dismiss
ID, not because
there is a stronger
scientific argument
for evolution, but
because they
adhere to a
philosophical school
of thought known as
“naturalism,” or
“scientific
materialism.”
In their insightful paper “Intelligent Design: The Scientific Alternative to Evolution,” William S. Harris and John
In their insightful paper “Intelligent
Design: The Scientific Alternative
to Evolution,” William S. Harris and
John H. Calvert point out that:
John H Calvert, J.D., B.A.
‘Naturalism’ is the doctrine that the laws of cause and
effect (as in chemistry and physics) are adequate to
account for all phenomena, and that…
…the ‘Intelligent Design’ hypothesis is invalid as a
matter of principle—not as a deduction from evidence.
It holds that all phenomena, even consciousness, can
be reduced to matter and energy and that only physical
causes operate.
Design, which reflects the activity of a nonphysical mind, is not permitted. It requires a belief
Design, which reflects the activity of a nonphysical mind,
is not permitted.
It requires a belief that we just “occur” as natural
phenomena and that we are not designed or created for
any purpose.
By eliminating design, the philosophy of
naturalism effectively eliminates supernatural
explanations for any event occurring in
nature.
Indeed, the very function of naturalism is to
eliminate the possibility of supernatural
intervention from all scientific explanations. [1]
William S. Harris, Ph.D.
Professor Richard Lewontin, a Harvard geneticist and evolution proponent, states the ‘naturalists’ position clearly: “We take
Professor Richard Lewontin, a
Harvard geneticist and evolution
proponent, states the ‘naturalists’
position clearly:
“We take the side of science
in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs,
Prof. Richard
Lewontin
in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant
promises of health and life,
in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for
just-so stories,…
because…
we have a prior
commitment, a commitment to materialism.
It is not that the methods and institutions of science
somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of
the phenomenal world, but,…
…on the contrary, that we are forced by our [prior] adherence to material causes to create
…on the
contrary, that we
are forced by our
[prior] adherence
to material
causes to create
an apparatus of
investigation and
a set of concepts
that produce
material
explanations,
nono matter
nono matter
matter how
matter how
how counterintuitive,
how counterintuitive,
counterintuitive,
counterintuitive,
nono matter
nono matter
matter how
matter how
how mystifying
how mystifying
mystifying toto the
mystifying toto the
the uninitiated.
the uninitiated.
uninitiated.
uninitiated.
Moreover, Moreover, that that materialism materialism isis absolute, absolute, for for wewe cannot cannot allow allow
Moreover,
Moreover, that
that
materialism
materialism isis absolute,
absolute,
for
for wewe cannot
cannot allow
allow aa
Divine
Divine Foot
Foot inin the
the door.
door. [2]
Prof. Richard
Lewontin
In what can only be an attempt to further muddy the waters, some adherents of naturalism
In what can only be an attempt
to further muddy the waters,
some adherents of naturalism
try to imply that it is not a
philosophy but rather a method
of investigating nature.
But in this methodological
naturalism, all non-material
(“spiritual”) possibilities that
could be considered are
automatically (and therefore
irrationally) excluded.
This totally doctrinaire approach is, as John Rennie, editor of the magazine Scientific American, stated, “a
This totally doctrinaire approach
is, as John Rennie, editor of the
magazine Scientific American,
stated, “a central tenet of
modern science.” [3]
John Rennie
Whether one wants to quibble over whether naturalism
is a method or a philosophy,
the result is the same:
the exclusion of any facts and research that doesn’t
support what the naturalists have already presupposed.
IsIs this IsIs this this science? this science? science? science? Or does it resemble what Saint
IsIs this
IsIs this
this science?
this science?
science?
science?
Or does it resemble what Saint Paul referred to as the
Or does it resemble what Saint Paul referred to as the
“profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of
“profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of
science falsely so called”? (1 Timothy 6:20 KJV).
science falsely so called”? (1 Timothy 6:20 KJV).
And the scientific establishment
brooks no dissent.
As explained by a popular
science writer, Robert Wright,
naturalism is one of the
“unwritten rules of scientific
conduct” that requires
adherents “to scrupulously
avoid even the faintest [ID]
overtones.” [4]
This is further explained by biologist Scott Todd, who writes that “even if all the data
This is further
explained by biologist
Scott Todd, who writes
that “even if all the data
point to an intelligent
designer, such an
hypothesis is excluded
from science because
it is not naturalistic.” [5]
Those who break this rule are generally subject to
insult and derision, loss of employment, manuscript
rejection from peer-reviewed scientific journals, and
are shunned by the science establishment.
Donald Gould, a former editor of the magazine New Scientist, stated with some irony: “The scientific
Donald Gould, a former editor of the
magazine New Scientist, stated with
some irony:
“The scientific establishment bears a grisly
resemblance to the Spanish Inquisition.
Either you accept the rules and attitudes and beliefs
promulgated by the ‘papacy’ … or face a dreadful retribution.
We will not actually burn you at the stake, because that
sanction, unhappily, is now no longer available under our
milksop (wimpy, cowardly) laws.
But we will make damned sure that you are a dead duck in our
trade.” [6]
Science, it seems, can be a nasty business!
The The irony irony of of all all this this isis that that itit once once
The
The irony
irony of
of all
all this
this isis that
that itit once
once again
again confirms
confirms
the
the veracity
veracity of
of the
the Bible
Bible and
and fulfills
fulfills another
another of
of itsits
prophecies
prophecies about
about the
the Endtime.
Endtime.
“Scoffers will come in the last days … [that] willfully forget
that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the
earth standing out of water and in the water” (2 Peter 3:3,5).
“And with all unrighteous
deception among those who
perish, because they did not
receive the love of the truth,
that they might be saved. And
for this reason God will send
them strong delusion, that they
should believe the lie”
(2 Thessalonians 2:10–11).
CHARLES DARWIN himself, confessed that "the BELIEF (note emphasis on "belief") in natural (1). "Life &
CHARLES DARWIN himself, confessed that "the
BELIEF (note emphasis on "belief") in natural
(1). "Life & Letters,
Darwin," Vol. 2, pg.210
selection (evolution) must at present be grounded
ENTIRELY on GENERAL
considerations. ...
When
we descend to DETAILS, we cannot prove that one
species has changed
...
NOR can we PROVE that
the SUPPOSED changes are BENEFICIAL, which is
the GROUNDWORK of the theory."
NOTE: A ‘theory’ is not a ‘fact’ but is simply an assumption and speculation.
Even Margaret Meade the great
anthropologist, although she admitted
that she herself was a firm believer
(note the emphasis on believer), said
in her own introduction to her own
textbook on anthropology:
"Nevertheless, we as honest scientists must confess that
science has yet to discover one single iota (tiny speck) of
concrete evidence to prove it!"
[[ After
After more
more than
than 140
140 years
years of
of searching
searching ---- The
The ‘missing
‘missing link’
link’ isis still
still missing!
missing! ]]
All these discoveries such as missing Interesting links have been proved to be either fakes or
All these discoveries such as missing
Interesting
links have been proved to be either
fakes or lies or guesses or theories!
Theory…
There is no proof for evolution!
It has to be BELIEVED, therefore it's a
FAITH, and therefore it's a RELIGION!
Evolution is really a religion of
unbelief in God.
And that's its whole purpose: To
eliminate faith in God & to foster
the false doctrine that the Creation
created itself & God had nothing to
do with it, so there doesn't NEED
to be a God--it could have
happened WITHOUT Him!
BUT…
There is a problem!
NONO PROOF PROOF !!
…Doctor Albert Einstein said in one of his last statements, which is not very widely publicized
…Doctor Albert Einstein said in one of his last
statements, which is not very widely publicized by
our dear "truth" seeking evolutionists (God only
knows what their "Ministry of Truth, 1984," has done with
it [his statement] by this time!),
"Now that we know these principles of nuclear
fission and fusion, we now realize that THE EARTH
AS WE KNOW IT COULD HAVE COME INTO
EXISTENCE IN A MOMENT OF TIME.”
Albert Einstein
BOOM!
Just like that!
In the GOD beginning… Created Who Who going to going to are you are you believe?
In the
GOD
beginning…
Created
Who
Who
going to
going to
are you
are you
believe?
believe?
or
Man’s Theory
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Bibliography References: [1] - William S. Harris, PhD, and John H. Calvert, JD, “Intelligent Design: The
Bibliography References:
[1] - William S. Harris, PhD, and John H. Calvert, JD, “Intelligent Design: The Scientific
Alternative to Evolution,” The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly Autumn 2003.
[2] - Richard Lewontin, “Billions and Billions of Demons,” The New York Review of Books
January 9, 1997: 31.
[3] - J. Rennie, “15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense,” Scientific American 287.1 (July 2002): 84.
[4] - Robert Wright, Three Scientists and Their Gods (New York: Times Books, 1988) 70–71.
[5] - Scott C. Todd, “A View from Kansas on that Evolution Debate,” Nature 401.6752
(September 30, 1999) 423.
[6] - Donald Gould, “Letting Poetry Loose in the Laboratory,” New Scientist 135.1836 (August 29,
1992) 51.
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