Layman’s Reflections on Evolution and Creation. An Insider’s View of the Academy

I wrote previously in defense of Dr. Edward Hedin, a professor at Ball State University in my article Materialists (Atheists) Challenge A Course at Ball State University Which Introduces Intelligent Design. Beginning with that article I have involved myself in this controversy by sending my essay to Dr. Hedin,  the President of Ball State and the Discovery Institute,  as well as writing other blog articles critical of Neo-Darwinism and  in defense of Intelligent Design.

This morning I’ve read a very compelling article from a real no-kidding scientist that I hope will interest you and cause you to think a bit more on the topic. The article is a  Layman’s Reflections on Evolution and Creation. An Insider’s View of the Academy, with the lead in from this ID article: A world-famous chemist tells the truth: there’s no scientist alive today who understands macroevolution.

Here is how Dr. Tour concludes his thoughts:

… a former Auschwitz inmate wrote in The Doctor and the Soul, that the source for much of the 20th Century’s inhumanity has come from the very origins being discussed here.

“If we present a man with a concept of man which is not true, we may well corrupt him. When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine, as a bundle of instincts, as a pawn of drives and reactions, as a mere product of instinct, heredity and environment, we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone.

“I became acquainted with the last stage of that corruption in my second concentration camp, Auschwitz. The gas chambers of Auschwitz were the ultimate consequence of the theory that man is nothing but the product of heredity and environment; or as the Nazi liked to say, ‘of Blood and Soil.’ I am absolutely convinced that the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidanek were ultimately prepared not in some Ministry or other in Berlin, but rather at the desks and lecture halls of nihilistic scientists and philosophers.”

I hope you enjoy and appreciate the viewpoint expressed by this man.

Don Johnson – July 2013


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