If evolution is true, then unguided and purposeless processes of nature produced creationists.
How, then, can creationists be criticized for believing wrong thing?
Here is a question: why do evolutionists care what creationists believe? Why is it that evolutionists care to the point of shutting down any scientific challenge to naturalistic evolution?
Darwinists insist that science informs us we are not purposeful creations, but rather, as stated succinctly by leading Darwinist George Gaylord Simpson,
“[m]an is the result of a purposeless and natural process that did not have him in mind.”[i] George Gaylord Simpson, The Meaning of Evolution (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1949), pp. 132, 345, as quoted by Wells, Icons of Evolution, p. 203.
In plain language Simpson’s statement means that human beings exist for the same reason as any other thing nature mindlessly churned out over time. In this view, human beings possess no intrinsic value beyond that which all of nature possesses, which is nothing. At bottom human beings are no different in essence than a snowflake, a stalactite, or a riverbank.
But consider: Does a snowflake care that all the others look different? Do stalactites begrudge stalagmites for pointing the other way? Does a river’s left bank resent the right bank for opposing it at every turn?
Why, then, among all the natural occurrences of purposeless nature do those unplanned products of blind physics and uncaring chemistry known as evolutionists care?
Caring seems a foreign concept to the blind, senseless bangings about of matter in purposeless nature. According to evolutionist Richard Dawkins:
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. As that unhappy poet A.E. Housman put it: ‘For Nature, heartless, witless Nature Will neither know nor care.’ DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is.”[i] Dawkins, Richard in “Chapter Four: God’s Utility Function” in River out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life, Basic Books, New York, NY (1995), 1st edition, p.132, 133.
But Dawkins, like all Darwinists of his kind, does care. And rather than pitiless indifference he exhibits a zealous enthusiasm that animates his commitment and purposeful advocacy to oppose creationists with all of his being. It seems that, despite Dawkin’s talk, his walk is very different: He believes that the thoughts and beliefs of his evolved DNA is allowed to care what the evolved DNA of others produces as thoughts and beliefs.
The phenomenon of caring is characterized by a recognition that some things in this world ought to be and other things ought not to be. What ought to be implicitly demonstrates that some things ought to be because they are inherently good or right, and some things ought not to be because they are inherently bad or wrong.
Though evolutionists make evident that they care what others believe, the very nature of caring is ironically the opposite of Darwinism’s world of the “pitiless indifference” of mere matter in motion subject to natural selection. On the one hand, evolutionists claim that “DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is.” But that “uncaring” DNA produced the brain neurons of both evolutionists and creationists. All recipients ended up with minds that can equally think.
If the neurons of one brain lead that brain-owner to embrace evolution as the explanation for the origin of the human species and the neurons of another bring a different person instead to the belief in God as an explanation, it should, in the evolutionary world of pitiless indifference, make no difference to either person. Evolution just happened. DNA just is.
In fact, the astounding success of evolution as so powerful that it can make something that both does and does not believe in it should, in fact, be celebrated! On this hand, then, evolutionists leave themselves with no rational basis for some evolved neurons caring what other evolved neurons produced as thoughts or beliefs.
But on the other hand, evolutionists care. And their own writings indicate a distrust of their own theory and an inherent belief in an objective standard fueling their concern. In his book The God Delusion, for instance, caring drives evolutionist Richard Dawkins to opine that belief in God is irrational and harmful to society. As its Amazon book description states:
A preeminent scientist—and the world’s most prominent atheist—asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. https://www.amazon.com/God-Delusion-Richard-Dawkins-ebook/dp/B003JTHWJQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2F4IVMQS5HLU8&keywords=dawkins+god+delusion&qid=1660931429&sprefix=dawkins+god+dellusion%2Caps%2C75&sr=8-1
Irrational. Harmful. Those are words denoting not “pitiless indifference” in nature but rather a standard of truth (versus irrationality) and a standard of health (versus harm). If DNA “just is,” then there is no basis for objecting to the evolved neurons of others as harmful. What objective standard renders some evolved neurons healthy and rational but others harmful and irrational?
If evolution created me to believe in creation by God and it created you to believe in creation by blind nature, on what basis do you consider me wrong? It seems that your angst should be directed at the process that created me to believe as I do. After all, according to you, your DNA neither knows nor cares. Your DNA, like mine, just is. Why can’t your DNA leave my DNA alone?
We find a curious fact of hypocrisy among evolutionists. In a Darwinian world of amoral, purposeless nature creationists are what evolution blindly and pitilessly made them. But in a world of Darwinists creationists suddenly become moral agents guilty of believing a wrong thing.
Interestingly, it seems that the same nature that created snowflakes that don’t care also created a bunch of snowflakes who do care. How can this be?
Perhaps because the world of Darwinian belief is not a Darwinian world, and objective truth sits unmoved and unmovable.
Think about that.
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