Faith In Fairy Tales And Willful Ignorance

Posted by Guest Writer on January 4, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

By Thomas Brewton

An evolutionary psychologist asserts that evolution in the ways humans use their brains, influenced exclusively by external, materialistic conditions, has made our era the least violent period in history.

Professor Steven Pinker’s latest book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, raises two important questions: has the world in fact become less violent, and has there been an evolutionary change in ways humans use their brains?

Read The Precious Steven Pinker, a critique by David Bentley Hart posted on the First Things website. For a larger picture of Professor Pinker’s views, see this video of an interview with Stephen Colbert, this New York Times opinion article, this New York Times profile, and Professor Pinker’s letter to the editor in Commentary Magazine.

Has the world in fact become less violent?

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Facility Begets Falsehood

Posted by Guest Writer on November 10, 2011 under Why | Read the First Comment

Charles Darwin

by Thomas Brewton

The various Darwinian evolutionary hypotheses all rest upon unproved assertions. In the final analysis, the best they can offer is “probably.”

All supposed proofs of Darwinian evolution, whichever of its many theoretical variants is chosen, amount to the unsubstantiated assumption that any two life forms that resemble each other must have evolved from a common ancestor or that one must have evolved from the other.  Darwinian apologists have never, and probably can never, offered any example of a continuous evolution from one species to another, apart from controlled (i.e., the opposite of random Darwinian evolution) laboratory experiments with fast-breeding life forms, that doesn’t ultimately revert to the original.  They are millions of miles removed from demonstrating a continuous evolutionary chain from one genus to another genus.

The only thing Darwinian apologists can offer to bolster their religious faith in godless materialism is “might have been,” “we can assume,” or “it is reasonable to think that.”

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