Skip to comments.Saving Us from Darwin [Multiple Book Review]
Posted on 09/20/2001 8:46:10 AM PDT by aculeus
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As I've said many times: my problems with Darwinism aren't that it contradicts my religion, but rather that it contradicts good, solid science. The young-earthers are embarassing to me as a Christian, but learned scientists like Behe have to strike terror in the hearts of Darwinists, who themselves seem to operate more by faith than by scientific reasoning.
Behe have to strike terror in the hearts of Darwinists
Behe invokes laughter in the hearts of informed Darwinists. Many of his rock solid predictions of things that would never be published in "Science" or "Nature" have come to pass, including several things about flagula rotors that were already published before his book was. Apparently, he didn't do too thorough a job of benchchecking. To calculate the odds of something occuring, you have to know the state-space, and the selection criteria within it. You know no such thing about what happened to produce, for instance, cellular life. If you have no detailed idea about how a thing happened, you have no analytical ability to estimate the odds against it. These "whirlwind can't build a 707 from sand" arguments are all of this highly doubtful nature, including Behe's.
And those who call themselves Christian and think they can know truth apart from God or those who compromise their faith to be accepted among the pagans.
You see, when you embrace materialism, you throw free will out the window
I see. If nobody created us for any purpose, and our choices are the result of complex processes that are, at their lowest levels, non-deterministic, than we don't have free will. Whereas, if a being created us for a reason, we do have free will. I hate to be a party pooper, but that makes no reasonable sense, if anything, the opposite would be more likely.
Garbage. If your mind were made of clockwork, why would you expect it to *feel* any differently from how it does now?
Free will exists by definition. We define it as "that process by which humans make conscious decisions". That leaves the question of how we make those decisions completely unaddressed. How do you think we make those decisions? Just what exactly do you think our brains do, anyway? (No homunculus, please.)
Please, no profanities. :-)
Oh no? The ID'ers claim some person had to create life. And Phillip Johnson, Jonathon Wells, and everyone at the Discovery Institute explicitly want us to believe that this person is the Great Supernatural Authority Figure. (Otherwise ID would be helpless to save society from godless materialist nihlism.)
Here's a page from the Discovery Institute's Center for Renewal of Science & Culture from 1997 that I had printed & scanned (before I discovered the magic of downloading html files into an offline archive :-) ...
This is different from creationism how exactly?
Liars may be a bit harsh. Just uneducated in the theory of evolution.
Creationists want a theocracy like the Taliban set up to rule America. It's sad.
ABC NewsSTORY IS FROM HERE (gotta scroll down some to find it).
Saudi Bans Pokemon As Gambling, Un-Islamic
Saudi Arabia has banned the popular children's video and card game Pokemon, saying it promoted gambling and un-Islamic teachings. In a directive obtained by Reuters on Saturday, the commerce ministry said the ban on Pokemon goods was in line with a recent edict by the kingdom's top Islamic authority aimed at "protecting the Muslims' ideology as well as their morals and money."
It said Pokemon games and accessories already in the kingdom would be seized and that the ban applied to imports of all games and goods bearing Pokemon symbols.
Pokemon, short for Pocket Monsters, began as a Nintendo Co Ltd video game in Japan more than five years ago and has since ballooned into a cultural phenomenon with spin-offs including trading cards, video games, a feature film, books, comics, toys and clothing.
The edict said the game was a form of gambling prohibited by Islam as it involved collecting and trading Pokemon cards.
It also said the game contradicted Islamic teachings by promoting Darwin's theory of evolution and featured the Star of David which is linked to Zionism, Israel and the Freemasons.
The edict said the game also featured Christian crosses and symbols of Japanese Shintoism.
Saudi Arabia, with a population of some 17 million, has one of the largest and most affluent consumer markets in the Arab world.
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