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Debating Darwins Doubt: A Scientific Controversy That Can No Longer Be Denied Paperback – June 28, 2015
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Like the priests who attacked Galileo to defend Aristotle's mistakes, modern priests who control the Academy use their influenced to dismiss data that conflicts with their chosen world view and try to silence skeptics. The debate is over, they insist. But in fact, Darwinian evolution is still debated. It's debated among scientists and philosophers with open minds, the kind of men and women who allowed the theory of Evolution to be heard in the first place. And in this book, the skeptics put Darwin's priests to shame, once again.
What I find most striking is this reoccur-ant fact:
Prideful men refuse to admit when they are wrong or could be wrong and they refuse to change even when evidence to the contrary is presented, explained and discussed openly.
Humble men, Christians and others, are at least willing to question what they have believed with the hope that they will find even more truth than what they started with.
We, laymen, have been told for almost 100 years that intuition and common sense cannot compete with scien-tism. This is flatly wrong. Common Sense leads us to realize that the things that are complex, are complex and not the mere appearance of complexity.
The battle between "Mind" vs "Material" revolves around a philosophical stance if one debates the "material" vs the "non-material."
However, the real argument at stake in this book and several others is: Who is God? Me? So that I may declared right and wrong, good from evil? Or define the definitions of words that suit me at the moment? Men who are humble do not have as much of a problem recognizing a higher power but those who are prideful have a great problem with this fact.
To admit that ID is more correct than other theories about biological origins is to admit the possibility of a higher power than ourselves and not the universe being that power.
This is a terrifying concept for some because they can no longer play God. The USA culture has this "god-like" pride ideology running rampant at all levels of our society. Just look at the rulings of the US Supreme Court! It is no surprise to see such active disagreement with Meyer and other ID advocates.
And No, Meyer is not making a case for the Existence of the Christian God! However, he is routinely accused of doing so.
For over 100 years, many scientists have sold their soul to methodical materialism all in an attempt to shut out truths they cannot explain and do not like. It is time for that to end.
I recommend it to those who have read "Darwin's Doubt" and to the critics to whom have a smugness over an asserted "aha, gotcha" mentality.
I suggest to all interested readers to approach these works with an open, unbiased approach, instead of a priori prejudice, which is far more scientific than screeching over legitimate enquiry into the assertions of Darwinism.
The reactions to these books seems to illuminate a real worry about long held Darwinian assumptions akin to the anxiety of one knocking over a house of cards. It seems that unless these criticisms held water, the "debate" would be over. But where there is smoke, there's fire...