At CNN, we are informed by Biologos vice prez Karl Giberson that a busted Vit C gene in humans, chimps, orangutans, etc., is
… but one of many, many evidences that support the truth of evolution – that make it a “sacred fact” that Christians must embrace in the name of truth. And they should embrace this truth with enthusiasm, for this is the world that God created.
Here’s my problem (Toronto-based Canuck hack): I dunno.
First, the amount of sheer nonsense talked in the name of evolution is appalling, and even a founder of the discipline of evolutionary psychology has just abandoned his big theory (none too soon, I would say).
Second, practically no one who is not on autopilot believes Darwinism any more, and that is the principal theory of evolution. It is the only theory of evolution our culture recognizes, the one courts enforce, for which taxes are collected, on behalf of which inquisitors snoop, sneak, snipe, and snitch.
If all this is “sacred”, everyone who could benefit civilization must prefer the profane. And, historically, everyone who has benefited civilization has, under these circumstances, preferred the profane. That’s why we keep running into non-Darwinian atheists.
For a traditional believer in any type of ethical monotheism, the logic is simple:
The sacred (the Return of Christ, the Messiah, the Tenth Imam) will come.
But the current evolution rubbish is most definitely not He, nor anyone like him, and not in any sense sacred, just the babble of confused voices seeking funded attention for their program to nowhere.
Al Mohler’s response is here.
Denyse O’Leary is co-author of The Spiritual Brain.