An apologetic for politicians who attack science falls short.
DNA is marvelously complicated, but mere complexity can make us miss the real issues. When we examine DNA and the sloppy way it’s put together, the Argument from Design collapses.
Teleology says that life shows the hand of a designer; dysteleology says the reverse. Four aspects of DNA—the c-value enigma, pseudogenes, endogenous retroviruses, and atavisms—make a clear case for the latter.
Is a scientific consensus inconvenient? Then just handwave a reason to reject it! Though this is a popular response to unwanted scientific conclusions, it is intellectually indefensible.
Why were the Nazis so disagreeable? Because they were force-fed evolution, of course! (Or maybe not.)
Charles Darwin was a giant force within biology, but I don’t care what he wrote. Creationists, by contrast, do. They seem to imagine that, if they can quote him out of context, they can cast doubt on the validity of evolution. (Wow—where do you begin?)
I attended the premiere of the Discovery Institute’s new video about C.S. Lewis and science. Though well produced, the agenda showed through.
In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday on February 12, let’s look at some concepts that tie together religion and evolution.
“Cross Examined is a great read on two fronts. You won’t find a better book on Christian apologetics and the rebuttals ... and the story is compelling, with a startling climax. Highly recommended.”
— Paul Gabel, author of Inventing Jesus