Sunday, June 07, 2009

Bad Reason #10 – It’s too incredible

This is the final article in my series of 10 bad reasons to reject evolution, this post deals with the objection that "I find it too incredible to believe".

After reading 1-9, is it still possible to make this claim?

I suppose some people may well do just that, I call this the argument from "personal incredulity" or in other words, I can't personally understand it so it can't be true. Well, people should be free to choose ignorance if they wish, it is their loss. We are privileged to live in an age when we can stand on the shoulders of the intellectual giants that preceded us, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck et al, we know so much about how our universe works, how our planet works and how life itself works, incredibly the rate of acquisition of knowledge is still increasing.

We can embrace reality, seek it out, wonder in it even be inspired by it or we can deny it and retreat into the shallow waters of our own minds the choice is ours.


Elizabeth said...

"The shallow waters of our own mind" - -love that phrase!

Steve Borthwick said...

E, thanks, I'm proud of that one, if you google the phrase you get one single entry, my blog entry!

Elizabeth said...

Copyright it!

That can be the title of the book you eventually write, using your blog posts as a base.

Steve Borthwick said...

E, A book, now that would be one to gift to your worst enemies.

Although I did think the other day that it will be interesting (or not!) for my kids to read this stuff when I kick the bucket, when I think of the "footprint" that my own parents will leave behind it's practically zero, I hardly know them!