Skip to comments.Bottom-Up Science (miracles pop up everywhere in evolution fairytale)
Posted on 11/13/2009 8:11:34 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
Evolutionary philosophy is a bottom-up storytelling project: particles, planets, people. Naturalists (those who say nature is all there is) believe they can invent explanations that are free of miracles, but in practice, miracles pop up everywhere in their stories. This was satirized by Sidney Harris years ago in a cartoon that showed a grad student filling a blackboard with equations. His adviser called attention to one step that needed some elaboration: It said, "Then a miracle happens." Examples of miracles in evolutionary philosophy include the sudden appearance of the universe without cause or explanation, the origin of life, the origin of sex, the origin of animal and plant body plans, and the origin of human consciousness.
An egregious example of appeal to miracle appeared recently in Nature ...
(Excerpt) Read more at icr.org ...
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Yep, TDFKAS is nothing more than philosophical naturalism compelled by the fallacy of composition.
At face value, without considering anything else, Naturalism has an enormous hurdle to leap as it cannot allow even one instance of supernatural intervention (i.e. miracles) ever, for all of time, or the whole theory falls apart. Supernaturalism, on the other hand, can allow for Nature to be the dominant force in this world 99.999% of the time and still remain valid.
In other words, Naturalism requires a LOT more faith than Supernaturalism.
When did evolution and naturalism become synonyms?
I have posted about this before. We have to start standing up and making sure NO tax dollars are used to fund science designed to refute the beliefs of the Christian majority. It is a waste of time and money.
There is really ONLY one logical explanation for the origin of complex, functionally specified, digitized genetic information. GOD CREATED IT in SIX DAYS when He created the universe. Any other explanation can be torn apart.
It really irks me to know that a lot of tax dollars are wasted in places like government universities on efforts to explain the origins of life and the nature of the universe. Its all there in Genesis NO CHARGE! Just read what God has to say. God does not lie. So, why waste resources to “prove” that God’s Holy Word is false? It’s offensive that anyone would even try — let alone do that with MY money.
It is not just evolution we need to take out of schools. We need to address the whole scientific culture that says that we must seek answers to questions that we already KNOW the answer to. The only possible motive for that is the promotion of a deeply atheistic agenda.
They have been synonyms for millennia, Darwinism being the most recent example.
When abiogenesis was assumed.
With the exception of national security matters, I say get the government out of the science business altogether.
Every part of Darwins thesis is open to test. The clues from fossils, genes or geography differ in each case, but from all of them comes the conclusion that the whole of life is kin. That is no mere assertion, but a chain of deduction with every link complete. The biography of the AIDS virus, one of Natures newest and tiniest products, is almost complete and that of whales the largest animals ever seen is fragmentary, but they are cousins under the skin. The AIDS virus is change seen under the microscope, and the whale the same process viewed, in glimpses and over long ages, through a biological telescope. Evolution at the extremes of size is an apt prelude to the great drama that is Darwinism.
Thank you. It’s good to expose the Temple of Darwin’s evo-religion from time to time :o)
You should go through that book and assign each sentence a verse number.
Yes, sexual reproduction is almost as big of a miracle as life itself for evolutionists.
That's just "Punctuated Equilibrium" for planets!
Fallacy of affirming the consequent on full display.
Examples of miracles in evolutionary philosophy include the sudden appearance of the universe without cause or explanation, the origin of life......
Evolution has nothing to do with explaining the origins of the universe.
Evolution has nothing to do with explaining the origin of life on the Earth.
The rest, we'll see what happens when the genome of all species is completely mapped and compared.
To answer the inane and irrelevant question, the flying spaghetti monster spit out the first cell....and it came in meatball form.
You only say evolution has nothing to do with explaining the origin of universe and the origin of life because evolution can’t explain them. And although that day will never ever come, if the evos were ever able to explain the origin of the universe or the origin of life it would be explained as part of comprehensive theory of evolution.
PS The flying spaghetti monster is a fitting symbol for the Temple of Darwin.
No, I say such because the Theory of Evolution has nothing to do with explaining the origin of the universe or life on Earth.
if the evos were ever able to explain the origin of the universe or the origin of life it would be explained as part of comprehensive theory of evolution.
No, it would fall under the Theory of the Origins of the Universe or the Theory of the Origins of Life on Earth. The Theory of Evolution is already taken.
PS: "The Flying Spaghetti Monster did it." just as scientifically viable as "God did it."