Indeed, one could argue that Thomism + Darwinism = 0, given how completely the core propositions of the Darwinian worldview stand in opposition to classical Thomism.
Evolutionary theory’s co-founder ultimately rejected Darwinism on scientific grounds in favor of an understanding similar to modern intelligent design (ID).
Proponents of evolutionary theory assume that human beings as well as every other living creature evolved through natural selection. They theorize that humans evolved from an ape-like ancestor and cite various archeological examples of possible pre-homo sapiens in hopes of filling in the missing links leading up to today’s version of human. Evolutionary biologists, therefore, tend to look towards the past to find confirming evidence of what they presume to be true, humans evolved. Transhumanists, on the other hand, tend to look forward to a day when, though the assistance of technology, a new species of human will evolve. As Nick Bostrom, one of the major spokespersons for the transhumanism movement, writes, “After the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species Read More ›