Darwin's Black Bog

The Case for Blind Evolution Remains Stuck

Atheism says the universe is an accident and there is no higher purpose to your life or to anyone else's. You're born. You eat. If you're lucky, you get lucky and reproduce. You die. You turn to dust. End of story. As atheist biologist Richard Dawkins argues, while plants and animals certainly look as if they are the results of the work of a Creator, modern Darwinism's joint mechanism of random genetic mutations and natural selection gives us a designer-free explanation for these natural marvels, meaning there's no need to invoke a divine designer to explain the origin of living things. "Darwin," he says, "made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist."

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is a senior fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and the author or co-author of numerous articles and books, including Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design, with Matt Leisola (Discovery Institute, 2018), The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got and the West Forgot, with Jay Richards (Ignatius, 2014), and A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature, with Benjamin Wiker (IVP, 2006).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #56, Spring 2021 Copyright © 2021 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo56/darwins-black-bog

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