The scientific community can be dominated by a dogmatism that subverts rational thought and an honest evaluation of the evidence. Intriguingly, this truth seems to have been recognized by none other than John Scopes later in life.
Most theistic evolutionists use this dichotomy to try to insulate religion from scientific and historical critiques. Of course, it also removes religion from the realm of reality.
Clergy people and other religious folks straining to put their faith’s seal of approval on Darwin, BioLogos-style, may seem like a very contemporary sign of our own times. Actually there’s nothing new about it at all.
“The highest type of all, the Caucasians, [are] represented by the civilized white inhabitants of Europe and America.”
This week Behe’s Edge of Evolution received a glowing review in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Cameron Wybrow, who writes: Behe’s new book, The Edge of Evolution, provides some hard numbers, coupled with an ingenious argument. The key to determining the exact powers of Darwinian evolution, says Behe, lies with fast-reproducing microbes. Some, such as malaria, HIV, and E. coli, reproduce so quickly that within a few decades, or at most a few millennia, they generate as many mutations as a larger, slower-breeding animal would in millions of years. By observing how far these creatures have evolved in recent times, we can estimate the creative limits of random mutation. It’s worth noting that, unlike certain critics who used their reviews to Read More ›