Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Quote of the Day: "For the First 140 Million Years We Were Basically Vermin"

A phylogenetic tree of living things.                                          Image via Wikipedia
An insight into the darwinian mind:
"Mammals actually evolved almost around the same time as dinosaurs, about 210 million years ago," she told BBC News.
"And for the first 140 million years, we were basically vermin scurrying around the feet of the dinosaurs and not really doing much of anything.
"We"?

Darwinian thought results in decent science, but is philosophical poison. It is partially true, and, as a half-truth is particularly dangerous. Natural selection -- the fittest survives -- is intuitively obvious and trivial. What is at stake is the ultimate driving mechanism -- mind or matter. More and more, while retaining their darwinian allegiances, scientists are discovering that chemical and biological evolution is law- rather than chance-based.

And where there are laws, there is a Law-giver. Free to let the laws roll out, or to tinker and intervene as He sees fit.

In the beginning was the Word.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"We?"

This is a silly post. I take it you have difficulty accepting the fact that you are a mammal.

MM

RkBall said...

I may be a member of the mammal class, but "I" was never a vermin. "I" am created by God, in his image. My identity is in Christ. He may well have used pre-existing genetic material to make me, but that is entirely beside the point.

Joe said...

Using that same logic how many billions of years were basically illness inducing bacteria?

RkBall said...

Joe - we weren't always vermin -- we used to be even lower. At least we were never rhubarb!

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"