Home » Intelligent Design » Darwinism seen as old-fashioned materialism

Darwinism seen as old-fashioned materialism

In a recent column, Marvin Olasky observes

New York Times columnist John Tierney recently offered a materialist version of “intelligent design”: All of us are actually characters in a computer simulation devised by some technologically advanced future civilization.

Fanciful to the extreme, sure, but the growing number of such theories — life comes from the past (Mars, when it was theoretically livable) or future (Tierney) — is one more indication that Darwinism no longer satisfies. Reporters pretending to referee the origin debate used to have it easy: slick evolutionists vs. hick creationists, progress vs. regress. Now, Darwinism is looking fuddy-duddy, and sophisticated critiques of it are becoming more diverse.

I interviewed Michael Behe, author of “Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution” and a new book, “The Edge of Evolution“: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism.” This Lehigh University biology professor points out that “Darwin and his contemporaries knew very little about the cell, which is the foundation of life. Microscopes of that era were too crude to see many critical details. So 19th-century scientists thought the cell was simple protoplasm, like a piece of microscopic Jell-O.”

Read more here.

My sense is that Olasky is right. Darwinism is the last attempt to find a mechanism that explains everything in a world that is fundamentally governed by relationship. Quantum mechanics should have made that clear. Slow learners, these Darwinists.

Also:

Behecula strikes! Like, it’s getting near Hallowe’en, and intelligent design still lives, right?

Will Florida help create a bigger audience for intelligent design?

How drunken bats get sober – Straight from the lab to your door just when you need it.

David Warren on Darwin as a member of a new priesthood

Political correctness discounts the reality of the mind

Neurolaw? Your brain is your best defense … literally!

Spirituality and the letters of the law – a secular Jew tries living by the Bible …

  • Delicious
  • Facebook
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
  • RSS Feed

2 Responses to Darwinism seen as old-fashioned materialism

  1. “Fanciful to the extreme, sure, but the growing number of such theories — life comes from the past (Mars, when it was theoretically livable) or future (Tierney) — is one more indication that Darwinism no longer satisfies.”

    I’ve thought the same thing. No way Darwinism is healthy when “theories” like these are popping up. All it takes is a gander at cellular machinery and unguided, blind watchmaker evolution looks like a heaping pile of…

  2. “Thus, while we may still appreciate the role of Darwin in helping scientists wining a upper hand in fighting against the creationists for filling our intellectual void of understanding life’s origin and evolution, we must realize that Darwin’s fetal [sic?] mistakes have also misled science into a dead end of fruitless search for the non-existent last common ancestor (LCA) and some useless constructions of some untruthful universal tree of life (TOL).
    (Shi Liu of the Eagle Institute of Molecular Medicine in North Carolina)

    http://www.biology-direct.com/.....nts#284660

Leave a Reply