The other day I commented that in the face of tragedy, Darwinism and its Janus face, scientific materialism, rob us of the ability to say anything truly meaningful.
That lone bright dot in the sea of dark is neither electric light nor rocket exhaust.
A striking contrast with how many Darwinian biologists might describe the same thing.
“The real story — what makes a bunch of boring experiments front-page news — is clearly the tiresome insinuation that human beings are ‘just like’ fruit flies.”
Despite the old canard that the only people to question Darwinian evolution are evangelical Protestants (a canard regurgitated yet again last week by the New York Times), the fact remains that Darwin dissenters can be found among thoughtful scientists and other people from all religions and walks of life. There have been many Catholic dissenters from Darwin, from St. George Jackson Mivart and G.K. Chesterton a century ago to biochemist Michael Behe and philosopher/theologian Benjamin Wiker today. There also have been numerous Jewish dissenters from Darwin. David Klinghoffer writes about one of them in an essay for First Things on Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808—1888): Hirsch insisted again and again that God must be understood as acting with complete freedom Read More ›