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Todd Wood on Evolution (Pt 2)

October 6, 2009

Todd clarifies:

I believed (and still do) that what I wrote was quite clear and straightforward. Evolution is science, there is evidence for it, but I don’t believe it. I never said it was true. I also never said that all the evidence favors evolution, nor did I say there was no evidence of creation.

Read more here. He’s also got some links to other reactions.

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  1. Seamus
    October 8, 2009 at 1:55 am

    The problem as I see it is that there is no agreement/understanding as to what science represents: what science is.
    When there is no agreement within the scientific community can there be any surprise at the abject ignorance in society and the consequent misrepresentations in education that result?

    Have we reached the stage where people (in science) focus so much on the fine detail of specialised areas that they miss “the big picture”?

    Any scientist who believes that science is great, but can only go so far misses the fundamental point…

    Science is the ONLY means that we have as a species to identify truth and accumulate knowledge (which can only exist in a form independent of the individual).

    Evolution tells us that every aspect of that lump of stuff we call a brain exists purely to process empirical data from the physical world around us, that any changes and improvements that have come about did so purely in response to that environment (as with all living beings). To believe the mind possesses any trancendental qualities is to persist in the fallacious view that humans, individually or collectively, “matter”. The need for fate justifying faith.

    The catastrophic nature of the geological history of our planet (and not just evolution) tells us otherwise.

    Science succeeds simply because it avoids the failure of individual perspective; it externalises the concept of truth. For any individual in the 21st century (scientist or not) to argue that they can understand or know more than science is to suggest that the individual can trump the collective and is my favourite definition of arrogance.
    I have never seen any counter argument as anything other than semantics…but am happy(?) to be proved wrong…..

  2. DLC
    October 9, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    So… there’s an entire Himalayas worth of evidence for evolution, and what, an old book of bronze-age lore in favor of creation, but this fellow Wood says he has weighed the evidence and found evolution lacking.
    The “triumph” of non-reason strikes again.

  3. Mike McCants
    October 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    “Since I think God is not only knowable but desires to be known, He becomes a valid agent to posit in science.”

    Hilarious.

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