The Evidence Is Overwhelming
|January 7, 2011||Posted by GilDodgen under Intelligent Design|
As many UD readers know, I am a former materialist and militant atheist. At one time in the past I could have given Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens both a run for their money, with equal or surpassing passion and devotion, but with much more knowledge about basic science.
As the evidence mounted that design was an inescapable conclusion — both in the cosmos and in living systems — I was forced by reason to abandon my most cherished beliefs, those being that I am a meaningless product of materialistic processes and random events. (Where is Dawkins on this topic, concerning philosophical child abuse?)
Obviously, this conclusion turned my entire world upside down, and mandated a complete personal reorientation, which is very difficult to do later in life.
At UD we have many intelligent, articulate, scientifically knowledgeable contributors, and the trajectory of accumulating evidence and reason is persistently obvious.
The proposal that the Darwinian mechanism supplies an explanation for all of life is based on 19th-century scientific ignorance, and is simply preposterous based on what is now known. Overwhelming evidence not only points to design in living systems, but to design in the cosmos at its inception, through the fine-tuning of the laws of physics and chemistry that foresaw the design of living systems. Attempts to explain away cosmological design through the invocation of infinite random universes is nearly as infantile and ludicrous as trying to explain the origin of the human mind through random mutation and natural selection.
At some point one must acknowledge obvious truth, no matter how painful it might be. The Good News is, the truth can set you free.