NPR, Evolution Destroys Reason
The co-discoverer of the theory of natural selection, Alfred Russell Wallace, spotted this fact and its implication at the very beginning: If evolution selects for survival and not ability to discern truth, then the theory that humans are the result only of random evolution conflicts with the idea that the human mind is a reliable truth detector. So if scientists assert a view which undermines the reliability of human reason, they undermine the very scientific method which they depend on. They saw off the very branch they are sitting on in the evolutionary tree. CS Lewis has popularized a form of this argument in The Problem of Pain. Philosopher Alvin Plantinga has expressed it with logical rigor.
So this is not a new argument, but the fact that a astrophysicist who calls himself a science evangelist is presenting it at TED Talks (the mega-church for secular scientific utopianism) and on NPR means that the scientism elite does not see that fundamentalist Darwinism is a system which cannot stand.
Here’s the article on NPR:
Here’s Plantinga offering a simple, clear and logically devastating presentation of the idea that natural selection and materialism as a philosophy are self-contradictory:
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