Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Cosmos Series: Blind Faith in Darwinian Processes

This scenario is not very scientific. Image courtesy of NASA/WMAP Science Team.

Joel Kontinen

It is not easy to understand why atheists are fond of claiming that their worldview is rational. It has to rely on naturalistic miracles that intervene at key points in the history of the cosmos and of life.

When Carl Sagan said, “The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be," he was not making a scientific statement but a philosophical one. One would actually have to be omniscient, i.e., have infinite knowledge in order to say that. And when the new Cosmos series makes the same statement, it is likewise philosophy that has nothing to do with science.

Natural laws cannot explain why matter emerged from nothing. It cannot tell us how and why life began from lifeless matter.

However, as Ken Ham stated in his recent debate with Bill Nye, there is a Book.

That Book was inspired by the One who knows everything and chose to tell us about the main milestones of creation in language we can understand – if we put away our blind faith in materialism and are willing to understand.