Not ethics is an illusion, as Darwinists say.
In this series, Professor Sarah Coakley explores the implications of recent developments in the mathematical study of “evolutionary dynamics” for ethics, metaphysics, the philosophy of science and theology. Arguing that the last decades of the twentieth century saw a notable failure of nerve in universal accounts of religious rationality, and a simultaneous obsession with the “selfishness” of evolutionary phenomena, Coakley seeks to clarify afresh the importance of the countervailing sacrificial dimensions of evolutionary processes for central issues in the philosophy of science and ethics. Thereby she moves to suggest a transformed way forward in the task of “natural theology”.
Presumably because, as more people, like Ben Carson, become aware that Darwinists indeed really believe that ethics is an illusion, a public relations blitz is needed to convince us all that Darwinian evolution has encoded ethics in our genes ….
For whatever reason, the public does not tend to believe that.