Monday, December 17, 2012

The Fairy Tale of Evolution

Is evolution science or fairy tale?

We could debate the science end of the question; after all, science must follow the scientific method, which requires being observable and repeatable. Who has observed or repeated the Big Bang?

But what I want to really focus on is the religious end of the question. Evolution is philosophical. It is a way of thinking more than a provable system. It invites its followers to shrug off God as a prerequisite for membership into its elite club.

The reason I bring this up is to counter the claim that Christianity and the belief in an Intelligent Designer is far fetched. We are told that the science points towards evolution, and that anyone who rejects their science (fraudulent and circular, though it may be) believes in fairy tales.

Let’s put on hold for a minute the fact that the universe screams Intelligent Design. Let’s forget for just a moment that molecular biology shows us cells far too complex (irreducibly complex) to have evolved. Let’s pretend that there are no “cosmic coincidences” involving gravity or the size and location of the sun and moon.

Those things show us that there was a Creator, but even if we were not aware of them, let’s see where the real fairy tales occur.

Astronomer Fred Hoyle realizes that the evidence points towards design. But who is the designer? Is it God? He said, “A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with the physics.” But the “super-intellect,” he concluded, was an alien mind from another universe.

Another astronomer, George Greenstein, had a similar realization that life requires design. He asked,  “Nothing in all of physics explains why its fundamental principles should conform themselves so precisely to life’s requirement.” He went on to wonder, “Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being? Was it God who stepped in and so providentially crafted the cosmos for our benefit?” No, he concluded. “The cosmos does not exist unless observed…the universe brought forth life in order to exist.”

Nobel Prize-winning biologist George Wald echoed the idea of the cosmos magically brining itself to life because “the universe wants to be known.” Physicist Freeman Dyson added, “It almost seems as if the universe knew we were coming.”

And when the evidence piles up in favor of a Creator fine-tuning our planet and making it optimal for human life, defenders of evolution now speculate that there are probably scores of other planets also teeming with life.[1] This is done so that Earth does not seem nearly as spectacular, and that the “coincidences” don’t seem nearly as coincidental.

So with one breath defenders of evolution laugh off creation as being a fairy tale, and with another breath they incite fairy tales to explain evolution.

Think about it: an alien from another universe?

The universe coming to life because it knew we were coming?

There are other planets populated by other life forms?

That last one is my personal favorite. Christians believe in fairy tales (angels, God, demons, etc.), but when it helps them out of a jam evolutionists can believe in space men?

If a Christian used aliens or universes coming to life as proof of God then they would be laughed at. No, those proofs are reserved for the Darwinian elites.

If a person wants to believe in evolution without it having a shred of proof that is fine, but can we stop pretending that evolution is based on fact and Creation is for the weak-minded religious people?

These outlandish claims almost sound as if they were getting talking points from the mother ship.

Oh wait; that would be crazy.



[1] Pearcey, Nancy Total Truth, Crossway Publishers, p.189-190

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