If you were an atheist – would you live by it?
Every now and then I think back to the big moments in the ongoing debate
over Intelligent Design. That’s a very big debate in the world of public
policy. You see, if there is no Creator, no Intelligent Designer, then the
American Declaration of Independence, and the whole purpose clause of
America truly loses its meaning.
think a lot about the rise of the new atheism and leaders like Richard
Dawkins of Oxford.
And when I do I cannot forget one of the
most amazing statements he ever made. He was responding to Ben Stein’s movie
“Expelled”. He was quite angry that Stein had made such an effective
linkage between the Darwinian worldview of Hitler and the Holocaust.
In a blog, Dawkins made a very clear case
that while he was an evolutionist in his science, he certainly did not want
a world run upon evolutionary doctrines. He clearly noted that such an
evolutionary world would have no real reason for policies of compassion,
especially for the poor or infirmed.
In other words, Professor Dawkins readily
admits Evolution is a wonderful theory for the science lab and the
publishing world. But evolution alone cannot build a world suitable for
compassion and human understanding. It just doesn’t work.
That is a very big admission – a very big
moment in the debate over intelligent design.
You can learn more about this debate by
visiting Dr. Chuck McGowen's blog
On Intelligent Design.
To hear Dr. Richard Weikart, author of
From Darwin to Hitler, on The Public Square please click