Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Darwinism and Morality

"Darwinism asserts that only materials exist, but materials don't have morality. How much does hate weigh? Is there anatom for love? What's thechemical composition of the murder molecule? These questions are meaningless because physical particles are not responsible for morality. If materials are solely responsible for morality then Hitler had nor real moral responsibillity for what he did - he just had bad molecules." (' I Don't have Enough Faith to be an Atheist' - Geisler and Turek)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Take out the garbage - mom"

"Sixteen year old Johnny came down from his bedroom and stumbled in the kitchen to get a bowl of his favourite cerial - Alpha Bits. When he got to the yable ,he was surprised to see that the ceral box was knocked over, and the Alpha - Bits letters spelled "TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE - MOM" on the placemat.

Recalling a recent high school biology lesson, Johnny didn't attribute the message to his mum. Afterall he had just been taught that life itself is just a product of mindless natural laws. Why couldn't this message be a product of natural laws as well? Maybe the cat knocked the box over or an earthquake shook the house....

The incredible specified complexity of life becomes obvious when one considers the message found in the DNA of a one celled amoeba .... the message found in just the cell nucleus of a tiny amoeba is more than all 30 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica combined, and the entire amoeba has as much information in its DNA as 1,000 complete sets of Encyclopedia Britannica ....

Now we must emphasise that these 1,000 'encyclopedias' do not consist random letters, but of letters in a very specific order - just like real encyclopedias.

So here's the key question for Darwinists like Dawkins: if simple messages such as 'Take the garbage out - mom' require an intelligent being, then why doesn't a message 1,000 encyclopedias long require one?"
... That's why I Don't Have enough Faith to be an atheist. " (Geisler Turek)