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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One Example of How Evolution is Junk Science

Evolutionists are quick to point out that their theory is silent on issues of morality. When they do this, they are usually trying to quell the fears of Christians who are unsure if they should embrace a theory that seems antithetical to Christianity. To evolutionists, science is objective and deals only with evidence, not conscience. I don't know if they fail to understand or simply refuse to admit it (though I suspect it's the latter), but it's impossible to be amoral. A belief in evolutionary theory certainly has consequences concerning issues of morality.

Recently, I came across a sort of UK version of Dear Abby named, Carole Jahme (Dear Carole). Jahme has a master's degree in evolutionary psychology (I didn't know there was such a thing). People write to her asking advice and she gives them her opinion from an evolutionary perspective.

In one recent column, a woman could not decide which of the two men in her life she should choose to father her children. Jahme gave this thoughtful advice: “Some Darwinists might say your optimal strategy would be to pair-bond with the older male but surreptitiously allow the younger, sexy male to fertilise you.” In other words, “marry the old guy and cheat with the young guy.” How sweet.

In my last blog post, I discussed some problems with theistic evolution. Here is yet another reason why Christianity and evolution do not blend well. There is a real danger in advice like this. People are not just being told they are animals, they are being told they should act like animals. Is it any wonder then that some people do?

“Evolutionary psychology” is junk science. It's a false premise for studying human behavior. We are not the cousins of chimps or bonobos. If we study the behavior of chimps in order to gain insight in to human behavior, our conclusions will necessarily be false. God created man in His own image and after His likeness (Genesis 1:26). We are not like the animals (Genesis 2:20-23). If we want to know how to behave, we need to look to the One whom we should model. We should not emulate animals.

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