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Darwin Day, Evolution Weekend – did anyone notice?

From the Darwin lobby

DARWIN DAY IS NEARLY HERE

It’s time to dust off your Darwin costume again: Darwin Day 2012 is practically here! Colleges and universities, schools, libraries, museums, churches, civic groups, and just plain folks across the country — and the world — are preparing to celebrate Darwin Day, on
or around February 12, in honor of the life and work of Charles Darwin. These events provide a marvelous opportunity not only to celebrate Darwin’s birthday but also to engage in public outreach about science, evolution, and the importance of evolution education – which is especially needed with assaults on evolution education currently ongoing in …

And with Darwin Day comes the return of Evolution Weekend! Hundreds of congregations all over the country and around the world are taking part in Evolution Weekend, February 10-12, 2012, by presenting sermons and discussion groups on the compatibility of faith and science.

If that’s so, how come 78% of all evolutionary biologists (mostly Darwinists, of course) are strict believers in “no God and no free will”?

So is the Darwin lobby saying that evolutionary biology is okay; it’s Darwinism that’s the problem? If so, then why is Evolution Weekend associated with Darwin Day?

The good thing about the Darwin lobby is, they make it easy for people who don’t want to be fooled to just walk away.

Real churches are about the ways in which we are not like animals, not the ways in which we are.

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8 Responses to Darwin Day, Evolution Weekend – did anyone notice?

  1. Are you arguing:

    “78% of evolutionary biologists are atheists (BTW I see nothing about them doubting free will) therefore science/evolutionary biology/Darwinism is not compatible with religion?”

    I could equally argue

    “90% of IDists are theists therefore ID is not compatible with atheism”.

    Both are fallacies.

  2. HT to Pez.

    As if it had to be said-

    In other words, religion is compatible with modern evolutionary biology (and indeed all of modern science) if the religion is effectively indistinguishable from atheism.1

    The frequently made assertion that modern biology and the assumptions of the Judaeo-Christian tradition are fully compatible is false.2

    Evolution is the greatest engine of atheism ever invented.

    Naturalistic evolution has clear consequences that Charles Darwin understood perfectly. 1) No gods worth having exist; 2) no life after death exists; 3) no ultimate foundation for ethics exists; 4) no ultimate meaning in life exists; and 5) human free will is nonexistent.3

    As the creationists claim, belief in modern evolution makes atheists of people. One can have a religious view that is compatible with evolution only if the religious view is indistinguishable from atheism.4

    click here for a hint:

    ‘Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear … There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either.’ 5

    Thank you for your honesty Will Provine.

    1- Academe January 1987 pp.51-52 †

    2-Evolutionary Progress (1988) p. 65 †

    3- “Evolution: Free will and punishment and meaning in life” 1998 Darwin Day Keynote Address 1 2 †

    4- No Free Will (1999) p.123

    5- Provine, W.B., Origins Research 16(1), p.9, 1994.

  3. If that’s so, how come 78% of all evolutionary biologists (mostly Darwinists, of course) are strict believers in “no God and no free will”?

    Was that a typo? Do you really believe that 78% of evolutionary biologists don’t believe in free will??

  4. Oops, must have messed up the blockquotes

  5. What exactly are the darwin worshippers celebrating??? That they’re basically no better than a garbage can (at least IT was created to serve a purpose) and have no free will??

    If anything, “Darwin Day” should be a time of MOURNING (for those who believe that myth) not celebration.

  6. I agree. If Darwinism is true, there is absolutely NOTHING to celebrate!

    And like the article said, “Real churches are about the ways in which we are not like animals, not the ways in which we are.”

    Well put!

  7. Well said, both of you. Why is it, do you suppose, that we have a Darwin Day but not a Newton Day, or a Maxwell Day, or an Einstein Day, or a Quantum Physics Day? Could it be that the whole idea is a thinly veiled ploy by the Darwinist establishment, another tactic in their increasingly desperate fight to win this war against Darwinism (and as some see it, science itself) that they perceive is happening in America, and which they are very afraid they are losing? This, from the OP is telling:

    These events provide a marvelous opportunity not only to celebrate Darwin’s birthday but also to engage in public outreach about science, evolution, and the importance of evolution education – which is especially needed with assaults on evolution education currently ongoing in …

  8. Exactly. Where’s the Pasteur day celebrations? At least his contributions HELPED humanity.

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