February 20, 2006

Absurdity

I think that the theory of evolution it absolutely and completely absurd. In fact, the more I hear about the topic, the more I am convinced of it... Evolutionary theory is absolutely ridiculous.

Even Darwin admitted the absurdity of it in his famous book, The Origin of Species. In the chapter titled Difficulties, he states,

"To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree."


I just read an article about how churches were being urged to support the theory of evolution. The president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) even made this statement, "It's time to recognize that science and religion should never be pitted against each other."

And I am thinking..."What are you talking about?!? Of course Science and religion should never be pitted against each other. Did you just come up with this on your own?"

I would say that true science and true religion are not pitted against each other. It isn't science that is pitted against religion, it is the theory of evolution that is pitted against religion. For most of history, science and religion have walked hand in hand. Many of the greatest scientists have been Christians. Because true science is systematic study and acknowledgement of truth. Which I also believe is a good description of a true Christian. Einstein put it this way, "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

I don't have any desire to type out an argument for the case of Creation, because I don't believe that is the real disagreement anyway.

If a person believes in evolution and also says that they are a Biblical Christian, the problem is a lack of understanding of what the Bible is, and how to react to it.

If a person believes in evolution and totally rejects religion, the problem is much deeper. It is not a problem of science. (Because frankly, I don't believe that there is one solid scientific fact that would even lead to the theory of evolution. And I would challenge anyone to come up with one.) It is a problem of the soul. If they admit that the world was created by God, then they would have to admit that they will one day have to answer to God, and they are not willing to admit that.