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Darwin’s Corrosive Idea

Are Humans “A Plague on the Earth”? Highlighted at Evolution News

In the case of Darwin’s idea of unguided evolution and of a planet of life formed from blind, merciless material processes alone, West notes a range of consequences and impacts, on how we see the sanctity of human, how we understand morality and spirituality, and much more. In an interview with Sir David Attenborough, in 2013, the famed evolutionist called humans “a plague on the Earth.” And on Twitter, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, a very popular tweet:

In remarkable contrast to that is a perspective that recognizes design in the cosmos. As biologist Michael Denton has put it, “The human form is something significant in the cosmic order, and that is a scientific finding.”

Many of us are locked up in our homes – solid intellectual and scientific content is just the thing to provide an alternative to what we see in the news at the moment. In the case of Darwin’s idea of unguided evolution and of a planet of life formed from blind material processes alone, John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science & Culture, notes a range of consequences and impacts, on how we see the sanctity of human life, how we understand morality and spirituality, and much more. As Dr. West summarizes here, “Ideas really do have consequence.”