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Gerard de VosCreated by Gerard de Vos
on 02-04-2006
Category: Evolution related
Has modern man lost the ability to think logically?

Let me state it like this: We live in a modern society, the so called scientific age. We pride ourselves on our accomplishments. We use cell phones, are connected to the Internet and we are aware of the most phenomenal advances in science. It seems as if nothing is impossible anymore.

The frontiers of science expand by the day. But it also seems as if we have lost the ability to think and reason in the process. Have we become so used to being spoon fed on information through the media and accepting everything without questioning anything? Has the shear volume of information conditioned us to believe just about anything? I want to illustrate this with something we are all aware of, and many even believe. This is the idea of evolution. It is being touted as scientific fact. (But it has not yet been conclusively proven as fact - nor will it ever because it is a religion.) One of the proofs that we are given is computer simulations. “Artificial life” they call it. An example is that of Prof Dawkins, Stuart Kauffman, Tom Ray and others. What they are trying to prove is that the immense complexity of life developed naturally. Normally this is the domain of science, but since science cannot prove it, computers are employed to explain it.

Will lay people who have not been trained in science and computers, be able to distinguish truth and fiction? Ordinary people can only distinguish whether this “Artificial life” is truth or fiction by making use of normal thinking processes. Most people have seen Jurassic Park that relies a lot on computer animations. It was a very professional job. But we do not see those dinosaurs running around in real life today. Another example is the designing and building of a $20 million house on the French Riviera. It is possible to do it with a computer, but when you switch it off, you are back to reality. It has no value in practical life and remains a dream, unless you really have the money to for it. Then you don’t simulate, it is real life.

If some very prominent scientists believe these simulations, as they apparently do, what is happening in the world of science? Science has to do with observable, repeatable, measurable experiments that can be falsified.
If science has fallen to the level of computer simulations, what is science worth then?

Worse still, how are we going to get future scientists if the computer experts can do all?

Worse still, how gullible will man become, if we accept computer simulations as real science? Will we be able to distinguish reality from myth?

Worse still, to the evolutionists: These simulations were obviously programmed. In real life, who programmed? God did. That is the only logical answer, to the horror of people who adhere to the religion of naturalism. To demonstrate the fact of evolution, computers should just be switched on and left to ‘evolve’.

Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, WW Norton and Company, 1996, p 43-74.
Barry R Harker, Artificial Life, the revival of mysticism in science. Technical Journal of Creation, Vol 13 (no 1) 1999, p 18.
Richard Milton, Shattering the Myths of Darwinism, Park Street Press, 1992, p 168-174.

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"But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinth 1:27