As Breitbart (as a handy source) reports:
>>“Historically, no god has survived science. Gods evolved,” the best-selling American novelist said at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where he unveiled his newest book, “Origin”.
The fifth instalment in the wildly popular series that started with “The Da Vinci Code” tracks Harvard professor Robert Langdon’s latest code-cracking adventure to uncover the mysteries of the universe, this time exploring the battle between religion and science.
“I happen to believe in looking at advances through technology,” Brown told reporters.
“Over the next decade our species will become enormously interconnected at a level we are not used to, and we will start to find our spiritual experiences through our interconnections with each other.
“Our need for the exterior God that sits up there and judges us… will diminish and eventually disappear.”>>
This already tells us a lot about our popular culture and the sort of thinking that celebrities imagine they can get away with saying in public. First, his history is wrong, science proper is not an engine of atheism, though evolutionary materialistic scientism is — but this is a self-referentially incoherent, inherently amoral, bankrupt ideology, not science. Second, blind chance and mechanical necessity have not been observed to spontaneously generate complex, coherent, functionally specific organisation and associated information, whether cell based life or major body plan elements, or the cosmos. By contrast, such FSCO/I is routinely seen as produced by
blind chance and mechanical necessity [oops: intelligently directed configuration], and this is backed up by search challenge in configuration spaces beyond 500 – 1,000 bits of complexity.
But, who said that the fallacy of confident manner to promote a populist form of atheism or new age-ism in novels is anything new? Or, that there are not millions who will leap at the chance to take a peek at novels pretending to be giving us actual scientific results that disprove God? Which, is where we should be deeply concerned, the state of the Western mind given what passes for education and the agendas pushed in the media. END