Posted on 1/31/09 10:12 AM
What do Darwinist have to hide? Apparently a lot. Clearly the people like Richard Dawkins and other atheist are using science to attack religion and God. This movie addresses some interesting areas. I have advanced degrees in Science and always troubled with the way Darwinism/Evolution is taught as irrefutable, sans all the unknowns, contradictions, debates and dubious assumptions.
Clearly science is on the defensive against intelligent design (ID). Atheist are on the attack against religion and God as usual. Science and atheism have started to go hand and hand. The movie addresses this. It is worth a watch.
The movie ties Hitler and Nazi's to Atheism and Darwinism. I think that is a stretch BUT does make some good points. It is a fact that Nazi's where driven by some ideas of helping evolution along (by eugenics, killing weak people and breeding the "das master race"). Of course killing Jews was a cleansing of mankind for purity.
I don't think atheism and Darwinism can explain all of the Nazi movement, that was driven by hate. Of course science does not have morals, laws and wisdom, just facts. If we went on science logic we could go down the eugenics road. Remember the movie Logan's Run "solent green".
Many atheist will try and say Hitler was really a Christian or Catholic. That is a total lie of course. Hitler did use some religious icons and language but it's clear what is motive was evil. Any one who knows who the "great deceiver" is knows that evil uses the appearance of religion to gain trust for evil. Hitler never pointed to Jesus or Christianity. His book Mein Kampf even states Jesus is NOT God because he was a Jew, nuff said.
However it does point out that science does not have morals and natural selection and man centered thinking can lead down a path where things like eugenics and forced sterilization and genocide might seem like a good idea. This is the most controversial part but most of the movie is solid.
Of course topics of God involves the metaphysical and transcendent. Science does not allow for that. However both Science and Christianity make claims of the origin of life and the universe. One has no clue and the other has to be taken on faith.
I love science TOO much to let people use it for their atheist agenda or even Christians using it. Science is just that science. It is not a religion and it does not conflict with God. God is fine with science. The Bible is not a science book and scientist don't have all or even the basic answers, like where the universe really came from and why. Where did live begain and why?
It is clear that the science community has put up the walls and does not want any criticism of their work. Every thing they find is forced into the theory. If the word evolution is added it is not question by lay people. Any one who criticizes evolution theory is met with accusation of being a creationist.
Why is science so militant? It is grant money, tenure (job security) and fear that people will question the whole thing, thus losing its status quo standing.
OF COURSE AS THE MOVIE POINTS OUT, People are God-phobic. Anything that implies God or some higher intelligent power or designer must be avoided at all cost. That is where the main conflict is.
EVOLUTION is forced to make claims of "MICRO EVOLUTION". Basically apologetics for lack of proof, showing only small changes WITH IN a specie, which can happen, but extrapolation to the MACRO evolution, from space dust, out of the primordial ooze, "IT" crawled out, became all life, plant, bug, animal, sea life, bird and MAN, IS A HARD SELL. Everything came from nothing, out of no where, by accident for no reason?
What about ID or intelligent design? If you can assume ALL LIFE* happened by random chance out of nothing for no reason by unguided processes, THAN you can of course make a hypothesis that something intelligent guided it.
My problem with high school or even university level science regarding evolution is they have tunnel vision. Take high school. Kids can not read, write, do mathematics or know history well. However they are taught evolution is a irrefutable fact and they put artist renderings of "ape-man" on the overhead and say EVOLUTION!
That is all they do is spread propaganda not science. One thing for sure DO NOT MENTION 'ID' OR GET FIRED.
Evolution is such a mishmash of conflicting assumptions and areas of study. Where on area fails they jump off that and jump to something else. Most of it is a puzzle with missing pieces and pieces from different puzzles that don't match. It is a long way from being proven. The biggest HOLE? Where and how did life start? No one knows and science knows it, so they ignore it. This is the foundation of the THEORY?
New super collider (atomic particle accelerator/smasher) is looking for GOD PARTICAL. Why?
Renowned scientist, physicist like Stephen Hawking consider God in the universe. All the founding fathers of modern science, Newton, Kepler, felt the universe was intelligible to man because it was made intelligently, not random chance. Why?
Many project science as infallible, perfect and having ALL THE ANSWERS, a substitute for God. Science is GREAT, but God is greater.
When the most renowned physicist doing the most cutting edge theoretical work, wax poetic about God, they my not be talking Jesus but trying to explain the astronomically unlikely statistical chance that things happened, as predicted by random chance. There does seem to be intelligence in the world and universe.
People strong in their faith (atheist or Christian) don't need science to justify it.
ATHEIST HAVE CONTRIBUTED NOTHING. In fact atheist would have nothing to say if it was not to attack religion and God. So atheism is turning into the religion of ANTI-Christ.
The Bible is Gods word and stands on its own. There is no conflict, none in my humble opinion.
God is reason and logic, since he gave us everything and created us in his image. Prove me wrong. It has not happened no matter how bad Evolution theory proponents and atheist want it to be true. Science can not prove or disprove God. God is on another level. Even as science progresses old theories of universe are starting to crumble which actually makes the BIG BANG and EVOLUTION obsolete!
In 100 years or 1000 years the debate will still go on. People who have spirituality know there is another plane of existence, metaphysical transcendent level to our reality on earth. Trying to explain that to some one with a cold dark heart is like trying to teach my dog Italan....it just can't happen.
I guess when our body dies from this earth we will all find out if our soul lives on.
PS most of the criticism is from people who never saw the movie, which is in the top 5 selling documentaries.