But many Christians in science do not seemingly want to confront that fact. Can they not face the ensuing responsibilities?
Further to “How BioLogos describes the intelligent design community, commenter Ted Davis, a Biologian, replies (he follows up with a challenge for yer news hack, as per below):
I’ll follow it with a second question for you, Denyse: Why do you continue to whip on the ASA? Is your complaint simply that the ASA is not an advocacy organization, such as UD or TDI or AiG or BL? If your complaint is that there are too many proponents of evolution in the ASA, then persuade a few hundred ID supporters to join the ASA and you’ll change the facts. …
Hey. Yer news hack does not need to recruit members for any organization, let alone change any facts.
Let’s get this straight right now:
Metaphysical naturalism is a complete and utter failure. In cosmology, it has led to the disaster of multiverse theory (everything is true, so nothing is). Meanwhile, no one has been to the moon in forty years.
In origin of life, science has gone nowhere for maybe two centuries.
In origin of human beings or the human mind, we are still bugged by … the kind of garbage one might read in New Scientist (maybe the study of baboons would help re the human mind, when the obvious point is that baboons never did what humans did).
Whoopsies! We aren’t supposed to think of that, are we? Aren’t we still supposed to be apologizing for something that happened to Galileo?
And no one ever gets sick of this garbage?
What troubles me after fifteen years of covering Christians in science who belong to these organizations is how few confess what a complete and utter failure a metaphysical naturalist perspective is in practice. So many act like they fear it might be true.
It always felt like they wanted to prepare me for the possibility that it might be true.
I kept wanting to say, come outside, come outside, it isn’t snowing … It’s not even that cold.
That was why I ended up spending years accumulating evidence of metaphysical naturalism’s utter failures, as per the links above, re the origin of the universe, life, humans, and the human mind.
But why did I feel so alone? Why were ASA people telling me garbage like “Don’t get the Rock of Ages mixed up with the age of the rocks”?
When I discovered the ID community, I began to understand that everything depends on whether one thinks intelligence arises from blind forces or from something beyond them.
That is the fundamental question.
Bill Dembski was a great help in that regard, as he helped me see that information theory can help answer those questions.
He is not, I am sure, going to be on the program of the “currently employed Christian scientist” association.
But doesn’t someone, at some point, just need to put Christian Darwinism out of its misery? They may have money, but their ideas are an utter, inevitable failure.
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