Oops. One last religion news item just landed: A friend writes to say that these guys didn’t get the memo from theistic evolutionists that an explanation by natural selection doesn’t refute intelligent design:
From Thiago Hutter, Carine Gimbert, Frédéric Bouchard and François-Joseph Lapointe, “Being human is a gut feeling,” Microbiome, (2015) 3:9:
Before Darwin, intelligent design arguments (such as the ones found in Paley) explaining the organization found in biological individuals via divine creation were the norm. Since Darwin, the origin of organization of biological individuals is to be explained thanks to designer-free adaptive processes. Individuals were functional wholes whose parts-integration was the result of evolution by natural selection. (public access) More.
Some people believe natural selection somehow naturally produces vast amounts of information technology in life forms because that belief appears to obviate design. Most human beings doubt that.
And in the real world, theistic evolution is all supply, no demand. Except at incipient post-Christian academic institutions.
By the way, whatever happened to the new atheists? The religion news beat has become dull. No one sending cease and desist letters, or getting into rows over elevators or shoutouts about flying horses … theistic evolution should be marketed as a soporific by comparison! Back soon.
See also: Casey Luskin on TE’s evidence-phobia. Biologically speaking, theistic evolution gives no reasons to believe in God.
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