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Posted on 04/21/2009 8:03:40 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Dawkins and Design
by David Catchpoole
Romans 1:20 states that everyone should be able to understand that there is a Creator from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. But in this Year of Darwin, theres no shortage of outspoken Darwin adulators who unashamedly proclaim the world was not created.
Surely the best known of these is Richard Dawkins. In his book The Blind Watchmaker, Dawkins wrote: Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose, then proceeds to argue that they were not.
Dawkins has vociferously continued to proclaim the no design, therefore no designer line. But when Ben Stein (in the recent documentary Expelled) asked him...
Dawkins is a moron.
Bertrand Russell had that point put to him and he said something like, Sir, why did you take such pains to hide yourself?
John 9:41 - " Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you should not have sin: but now you say: We see. Your sin remaineth."
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I’m constantly amazed at scientists who, once they’ve uncovered a few of the universe’s secrets, pat themselves on the back and proclaim how smart they are and deny that any creative force is present in the design of the universe. It is one thing to understand DNA, quite another to be able to design it. I appreciate Mozart but could never compose such beautiful music myself. I don’t think a million monkeys banging on a piano for a million years would ever duplicate a Mozart concerto
>>> Dawkins is the genius who, when pressed, said hed believe life on Earth was seeded by aliens before he’d believe that God was responsible for it. <<<
The notion of “directed panspermia” has been kicked around for a while. Crick and Orgel coined the term back in 1973, but the underlying idea has been a staple in sci-fi for over a century.
Dawkins was just being a consistent Epicurean-style athiestic materialist. I wasn’t surprised.
Before answering, consider that only a 2,500 year technological, political, and cultural difference existed between the Central American Native Americans and the Spanish conquistadors. What if the difference had been 25,000 years? Or 250,000 years, or 2.5 million years, or ... well, you get the picture.
I think you are confusing the celebrity atheist Dawkins with actual scientists. I cannot think of one in-the-trenches scientist who has proclaimed what you suggest. I think you might be putting words in the strawman’s mouth.
People should also be able to grasp the basic stupidity of the available alternatives, particularly evolution. Nobody with any semblance of brains or talent could feel sorry for anybody who died believing in evolution.
Salesmen sometimes do the same thing, i.e. tell prospective customers a lie so ridiculous that they can't feel sorry for somebody who buys off on it.
Explain...I assume you can.
Sorry, in no way did I mean to imply that Dawkins actually made any of the statements in my first post. These examples did however come from the mouth of actual scientists I have come in contact with. See my second post.
There's the key: You appreciate Mozart. Your perception of the sounds you hear is that they are beautiful. Quite possibly just a monkey banging on a piano for an hour sounds quite pleasant to him, maybe better than Mozart. To him, he has produced the superior music and the complexity of Mozart sounds like chaotic noise.
To put it succinctly: creative design is perceived.
There are monkeys right now demanding that we listen to their gibberish, explaining it’s so much better than Mozart.
IN FACT, liberals consider themselves to BE great apes.
God created evolution. And it is cool!
Dawkins is a dolt whos only goal is to kick God out of everything- His rantings are meaningless to the intellectually honest