I am writing to draw the attention of anyone who may not have seen it to the NYT Magazine this past Sunday (March 4).
The cover story, “Darwin’s God,” by one Robin Marantz Henig, takes the NYT’s usual wide-eyed, credulous approach to all things Darwinian—in this case, giving us an atrocious farrago of self-contradictory Evolutionary Psychology Just-So Stories for the origin of relgious belief.
The badness of the article must be read to be believed, but just as a sample, my favorite non sequitur is on page 43. There it is recounted how 5-year-olds are already able to make the vital distinction between what people believe to be the case and what really is the case. This legitimate and very interesting finding is then combined with the fact that of course God, by His nature, must know what really is the case (i.e., an Infinite Mind is not prone to the fallibility of finite minds), and from this the following is concluded:
“The bottom line . . . is that children are born with a tendency to believe in omniscience, invisible minds, immaterial souls . . .”
So much for 2500 years of philosophical reflection on the nature of reality, the mind, the infinite, and God! Thank goodness the Darwinists have cleared all that up for us.
In this same issue of the NYT Magazine there is an article about the mainstreaming of hard-core pornography on U.S. college campuses, modeled and published by the students themselves. A two-for-one treat!
If someone were to put a copy of this issue of the NYT Magazine into a time capsule, archaeologists of the future would have at their fingertips almost all they would need to figure out why our civlization perished.