Scientific anti-humanism refers to the cheapening of human dignity and of the value of human life in the name of science. Among many other pieces of novel information on that theme, the most important point that came out of Michael Medved’s discussion with John West just now on the Science and Culture Update is that this corrosive tendency is being refuted by science itself.
Darwin persuasively taught that life is the product of blind, meaningless, purposeless churning, making all life, not just human, hardly anything more special or dignified than cosmic refuse. Indeed in a Darwinian worldview, life is cosmic refuse. While accused abortion butcher Kermit Gosnell may be an outlier, he is an emblematic personality in our Darwin-tutored culture. However the good news is that the latest science demonstrates that for hundreds of millions of years a purpose, an intelligent design, has been working itself out through the history of complex life.
Very far from being galactic garbage, life was intended from the start, with human life as the peak expression of the designer’s creative intention.
That’s the bottom-line takeaway of Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, by Discovery Institute senior fellow Stephen Meyer. As ENV readers will know well, you can and should go here and get your 43% discount when you pre-order NOW!
Image: Churning vortex of a north polar storm over Saturn, NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI.