If evolution is wrong then it is of no surprise that following evolution to its logical consequences gets us some very strange and highly illogical ideas. To cover them all would take far too much time so I’m going to focus in on the three that pull the rug from evolutionist thinking.
If evolution is true evolution can’t be true
I know, crazy title, let me explain…
According to evolution humans are merely survival machines. As Dawkins puts it: “sophisticated robots built by our genes to perpetuate them” This means that evolutionary speaking it is not whether something is true or not that matters it is whether it helps us survive. All thinking is geared towards survival.
Therefore, since evolution is a product of the human mind it is not true but only useful for survival. Having ruled out any possibility of objective truth evolution rules out the possibility that it can be objectively true.
If we are just ‘gene machines’ on what grounds can we trust our logic? If we’re products of random genetic mutation, creatures of chance, the offspring of fate, then on what grounds can we trust that our rationality is actually rational?
Evolution is self defeating, if it is true, it cannot be true for there is no such thing as objective truth only ideas useful for survival. And that is the equivalent of saying that my brother is an only child. There’s a gaping logical hole right in the centre of evolution.
And now for something completely different…
I won’t embarrass myself by even pretending to like or listen to Lady Gaga; anyone that knows me well will know that it’s not really ‘me’. But today I sat down and listened to her five most popular tunes on Spotify. I did so because Lady Gaga is a popular artist and as such reflects the current culture we live in.
So what I’m going to do is take the lyrics of ‘Poker Face’, ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Telephone’ and try and work out what they say about modern culture then I’ll take verses from a two thousand year old book and see what that has to say about modern culture. Interested? I should hope so.
The battle between science and religion (by which I mean Christianity) has always puzzled me. First, because I see no contradiction between the two and second because even if they were to battle it out then Christianity completely annihilates science. I hope that this post will go some way to explaining why I hold this view.
The idea that Christianity runs contrary to science is historically speaking a bit weird. Up until a century ago it would have been strange for people to think there a gap between the two. We have Francis Bacon, who invented the scientific method, Kepler the father of modern astronomy, Boyle the father of modern chemistry, Maxwell the father of modern physics, Ray who was in his time the leading authority on biology, Faraday who discovered electromagnetism and Steno the father of modern geography who all saw no difference between science and Christianity.
Now why do I give you such a list of esteemed names? Well, these men all had one thing in common: they believed in the God of the Bible, a rational and logical God who created a rational, ordered and structured universe that could be studying by applying the logical tool of science. Ironically enough, science advanced on the back of religion. Without a belief in the rationality of the universe born about by the rationality of God then these great scientists wouldn’t have bothered to study the natural world.
As Kepler said: “We are thinking God’s thoughts after him”
The desire to win is in all of us, sure, the precise strength varies, it’s usually more obvious in men than in woman but there’s no one on this earth who doesn’t like to win. But the problem with winning is that it means someone loses, it hardly seems ‘loving’ to put someone through losing and all the negative emotions that go with it. So is winning a sin? Should Christians seek to curb their competitive drive? Should we avoid supporting political parties, football teams or individual sportsmen so as to avoid any sin we may commit their winning or losing?
At first glance it would seem that a hung parliament is the worst possible outcome that could have been achieved. At this country’s time of crisis we need strong leadership and decisive action not a minority government or coalition. Regardless of your political affiliation the results were both good and bad.
From my perspective: on the plus side the Conservatives claimed a large number of Labour seats, England at least swung resoundingly to the Tories and best of all the Lib Dems were, in the words of Nick Clegg, ‘disappointing’. I’d use a much stronger word if I could stop laughing for a minute. Jacqui Smith lost her seat and Nigel Farage survived his plane crash.