(Read Evolution Part 1 First)
Evolution - True Science Requires Courage
Scientists are often fearless in proclaiming new ideas as long as these do not question evolution. One of those ideas is, for example, the hypothetical concept of a "multiverse" (or "parallel universes"): the idea that there is an infinite number of universes (which, by the way, contain an infinite number of identical copies of you -- the reader). Even though this idea is not provable, unobservable and not testable -- and therefore unscientific -- it has been welcomed eagerly by the scientific community. The reason is that the multiverse to them is a possible explanation for the fine-tuning of our universe without requiring a Fine-tuner.
In this scientific climate most researchers seem to feel that they must relate all research to the evolutionary scheme of things. It takes courage on the part of individual scientists to break out of this inhibitive and restricting straitjacket. Charles Darwin once accused some opponents of "the blindness of preconceived opinion." 1 One might wonder if those words fit some present-day scientists who have unwittingly been influenced to accept the unscientific notion that an evolutionary explanation must be found for all that exists. Such a belief is not merely academic, but carries certain practical connotations as it reaches the public. The average person would reason that if all can be materialistically explained, it would mean that there is no God. If there is no God, we are masters of all and accountable to none. And this notion only serves to feed pride and arrogance in the minds of the proponents of this belief.
Evolution – Scientists Following the Evidence
The growing evidence against evolution will eventually force evolutionists to face the fact that the position is untenable. “A healthy science is a science that seeks the truth and lets the evidence speak for itself,” says Dr. Paul Nelson.2 Although some scientists will doubtlessly refuse to let go of the golden calf of evolution and persist in finding new materialistic avenues at any cost, others will open-mindedly explore the idea of a special creation. In fact, some already have.
For many decades Antony Flew, Professor of Philosophy, was the world's most famous atheist. In all these decades, "Flew earned his fame by arguing that one should presuppose atheism until evidence of a God surfaces. He still stands behind this evidentialist approach, though he has been persuaded in recent years that such evidence exists." 3 Professor Flew did follow the evidence where it led him; to the acknowledgement of the existence of a self-existent, immutable, immaterial, omnipotent, and omniscient Being, responsible for the laws of nature, life with its teleological organization and the existence of the universe.
"There were two factors in particular that were decisive. One was my growing empathy with the insight of Einstein and other noted scientists that there had to be an Intelligence behind the integrated complexity of the physical Universe. The second was my own insight that the integrated complexity of life itself – which is far more complex than the physical Universe – can only be explained in terms of an Intelligent Source.... It was the evidence itself that led me to this conclusion." 4
and the truth will set you free."
1 The Origin of Species, Mentor Edition (New American Library, 1958), by Charles Darwin.
2 Film "Unlocking the Mystery of Life", (Illustria Media, 2001).
4 Interview with Dr. Benjamin Wiker on November 10, 2007 (tothesource.org).
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