Tuesday, August 2, 2011
...Why Evolution does not produce morality...???
The public responds
Waiting for my flight in the St. Petersburg airport, I looked at some of the comments on my USA Today piece on the secular origin of morality. Here are a few of the more interesting ones. I noticed that when Richard Dawkins’s site republished my piece, the first two comments were that my rehashing these arguments was completely unnecessary.
I suspect these folks don’t live in the USA, and maybe they’ll rethink the utility of emphasizing the secular basis of morality when they look at comments like these:
GolanTreviz. Anyway, militant fundamentalists and militant atheists are essentially psychologically the same. They both stick to misinterpretations of their own dogma and believe not only that all important questions in life have been answered, but that they themselves have all those answers. Me, I’m a well educated Christian and I accept that we know far less than we think as a species.
jeffreyamo It takes more faith to believe there is NO higher power than it takes to believe there is one.
Its jobs stupidWhat is “good” without God? Atheists simply change the laws and make their evil legal and call it good. But look at the facts…Mao, Stalin, Lenin, the French Revolutionists, etc. murdered a combined total in the hundreds of millions. And they all did it in the name of their secular humanists beliefs. Even in America, leftists have murdered 53 million unborn since 1973…all you have to do is call it a “right” and because they have no moral compass they think that makes it right. “Legal” and “good” are two totally different concepts…and without God, good simply becomes what is legal.
JimF. Does anyone notice that at the same time athiests/evolutionists are pointing their long, “evolved,” bony fingers at Christians, they talk in hushed tones about evolution as if were their religion…which in reality, it is?
Dan Hochberg. This article has too many errors to deal with in a short post. Coyne knows his subject on evolution but has not thought much about religious issues. I only want to take time to respond to his chief assertion, that we can be good without God. When atheists do something good (and not for hidden self-serving motives), it is not “without God”, it is because they are still created in the image of God, having his moral nature.
am123 Morality does not come from evolution. We get morality from within (we are all made in the image of God) and we get morality from the Bible. Jesus changed history by telling us to care for the least among us. No such altruistic behavior was to be pursued according to Darwin, who thought it was foolish to care for the least among us. The idea that morality comes from evolution can be shown to be folly by this: if morality did come from evolution, then evolutionists and atheists like Jerry Coyne would have to admit that believers in God are more evolved than atheists because when it comes to hospitals and good will organizations, those founded by Christians are vast in number and those founded by atheists are virtually zilch.
I’ve also received about two dozen private emails, most of them incredibly hostile and pitying me for my lack of faith in Jesus. I’m always amazed at such a hostile response to an article that is, after all, pretty calm and reasoned. Such is the reaction when one’s faith is criticized. But really, how can people believe that their morality comes from God’s dictates? That notion defies even a few moments of rational thought.
And yet I’m immensely heartened by the many supportive comments, and by the many who criticized the arguments of the faithful. I doubt that we would have seen such pushback twenty years ago. And, in honor of those rational folks, I’m putting up Sam Cooke’s wonderful song “A Change is Gonna Come” (along with “Blowing in the Wind,” I consider this one of the two best songs about civil rights). We can think of it as applying to rationality as well, but regardless, this song always makes me tear up.
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I am sure morality is not ‘entirely’ of “animals” !
I am not sure if morality and ethics needs to be taught to humans !
I am nearly sure that Evolution and Atheist have a logic that is mostly fallacies and wrong logic analysis !
...I must add that in pure logic, positive or negative questions or affirmations, do not necessarily establish what is being intended to say ! Eeeeeeeeek ........!
SO LETS DO THE PURE LOGIC !:
According to the Book of Pure Logic:
[*] The first affirmation is a positive affirmation with exclamation emphasis. And the ANSWER is: Most certainly correct ! Some animals or other beings, only have one partner for life ! Some animals or other beings have asexual reproduction, some have both sexes in one being ! Flowers produce their own polen to inseminate the "...???" to make the seed(s) ! Etc.
[*] Though we know as far as we have seen from our own selves and others, most humans have to learn morality and ethics ! But I do not know of any experiment, in which children were left to learn by themselves !
[*] As to Evolution and Atheist, they use general terminology, to not be specific enough ! Making fallacious what they define in Science ! ANSWER: adaptability, mutations, and genetic defects, has not produced that I know of any better human, than which we know of ! And most genetic "pools" that i know of do not increase ! At least in humans ! SO YOU SEE...! The Book of Pure Logic, enphatically uses the definition of genetics pools and crearly relates it to be one of many proofs against the fallacious Pseudo Science of Evolution and main stream Academia of and up to year 2011 ! On top of this their explanation of "language" origins is also fallacious ! Not having real logic basis, nor Scientific experimentation ! SO PLEASE BUY YOUR NEW FIRST TEXT BOOK OF NEW ACADEMIA !
Civil Eng. George F. Thomson B.
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