Darwinism will never be doomed while government money holds up
|January 17, 2012||Posted by News under Darwinism, Culture, News|
In “Rereading Darwin” (AmericanScientist ), Robert L. Dorit informs us, in defense of today’s Darwinists, that “Science now takes for granted the importance of forces and time spans we can’t perceive directly.” Okay, but then he burbles,
… the Origin ushers us into the world of contemporary science. It asks us to acknowledge the riotous diversity of living forms and then accept that they are the result of material forces we cannot directly observe, acting over time spans we cannot imagine. It reminds us that chance operates at scales both large and small, and that selection sifts inexorably through life’s variety. We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year. For some, this is cause, if not for despair, then for strong suspicion and perhaps even rejection of the scientific enterprise. But there is grandeur in the notion that we are part of nature, and not above it. And there is comfort in the realization that, although our senses and brains constrain us, we can still understand phenomena far beyond those we can witness. In the end, it may be this ability to slip the bonds of our own experience—those of time, those of our senses—that makes us human.
Fine, but stripped of fine words masking government-enforced indoctrination, where are the numbers, where is the evidence, where are the facts that support the claim that Darwinism caused it all?
So it’s worth taking a moment to contemplate what we now know: The Earth is 4,540,000,000 years old. Life has been around for at least 3,500,000,000 of those years.
Which is not an argument, absent “how exactly?” specifics about how life happened.
Oh wait. The Darwinists still get payments from the government, courtesy the unbelieving taxpayer. Which makes it all true.
If that ever ceased …