Sunday, December 04, 2005

ID and Evolution: Competing Philosophies

Tom Bethell--author of the new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science--pens a helpful article in National Review Online regarding George Will's and Charles Krauthammer's criticisims of intelligent design.

Key paragraph:

The underlying problem, rarely discussed, is that the conclusions of evolutionism are based not on science, but on a philosophy: the philosophy of materialism, or naturalism. Living creatures, including human beings, are here on Earth, and we got here somehow. If atoms and molecules in motion are all that exist, then their random interactions must account for everything that exists, including us. That is the true underpinning of Darwinism. What needs to be examined in detail is not so much the religion behind intelligent design as the philosophy behind evolution.

And my favorite line from the piece: "We have been trained to be blasé about the marvels of creation."