SBS has posted a pro-creationist blog entry here: www.sbs.com.au/documentary/blogs/view/id/113372/t/Darwin%27s%20Dangerous%20Idea in response to the documentary Darwin's Dangerous Idea which is being shown on SBS1. The text has obviously not been through a spell-checker, and is unashamably apologetic creationist. Blogger Mark Jones advocates creationism and attacks "Darwinism" as unscientific.
"Surely God is big enough to account for a world that is continually in a state of being created."
"Id like to know if every aspect of evolution can be definitively proved in the modern lab."
Now SBS offers space for people to comment, and when I looked there
were 3 comments. I naturally wrote my own comment,and somehow its ended
up there twice Write your own comment and expand the debate. You can
also watch the entire episode on the SBS website for the next two weeks,
so be quick if you missed it.
Here's my comment:
The evidence is strongly in favour of blind evolution and against
design and manufacture by an intelligent person. The evidence is
strongly in favour of evolution and strongly against creation of any
sort. There is nothing we can observe that requires the concept of a
"soul" or "spirit" to be explained.
In the absence of any need of "creation" or "souls" to explain anything
we experience or observe on the Universe, why invoke these
If you are seriously suggesting that an intelligent non-human is
magically intervening to badly design over billions of years what would
take even humans just a few centuries, then you haven't really grasped
the concept of evolution. Its lack of awareness is crucial to its
mechanism. Yes, every aspect of evolution can be definitely proved
We can explain the world successfully without "creation" and without
"souls", "spirits" or "ghosts". The world is full of enough wonder
without invoking magic. As Laplace explained to Napoleon, "creation", we
have no need of that hypothesis.
Originally posted by Ian Woolf