During my research on consciousness I have come across more than a few of the so-called mysteries of evolution mainly uttered by Richard Dawkins who seems to have no problem at all that science has not been able to explain them in terms of evolutionary processes… (More of them in my upcoming posts).
What I’ve found really interesting was Dawkins’ public statements that Darwinian evolution and its main mechanism–natural selection–are non-random.
Really? Why didn’t he say so 40 years ago?
But this is not the best part of the video I’ve linked. Watch carefully how Dawkins is treading lightly to avoid the obvious connection that can be and should be made between non-random process and purpose of evolution, because that could implicate that life could have been intelligently designed…
So, this must be one of those mysteries of evolution where (Darwinian) evolution, although being non-random, lacking purpose and forethought, is still mysteriously able to create beautiful living things Dawkins can’t doubt anymore they are and reluctantly acknowledges it…
However, by Dawkins claiming that unintelligent and yet on-random processes with no purpose are able to design and create living organisms that intelligent humans can’t even dream about replicating, he ascribes god-like-creative powers (much, much superior to humans) to nature.
It’s mind boggling how devious this man is. If there was a hell, he would be burning his ass there for his deceit.
However, what we mustn’t forget is the fact that the popularity of atheism-driven-evolution of life by whatever processes popularized by Dawkins and many others is induced by the need and demand for such a set of beliefs, whether they are true or not.
As I have said it many times before, we live in a post-fact, post-truth society where the truth for many (and more and more every day) no longer matters.
Many people couldn’t careless what the truth is, and simply put, just don’t want to her it.
So, they are looking for ideas that suit their own personal needs and wants. Dawkins and others are just simply filling the void.
Here is one of my favorite quotes that relates well to the post-fact, post-truth society we live in today.
If you have read it too many times and are already tired of it, don’t read it!
It’s a quote from the movie The International.
Agent Eleanor is desperately trying to nail a bank and expose the banking system for what it really is – crooked and dishonest.
But her boss is trying to prevent her as he sees that this would stir a lot of problems as there are many powerful people and institutions who benefit from the dishonest operations of the banking system… The kerfuffle could shake up the society’s trust in the banking system, which is built on the propaganda that it is clean and trustworthy…
The persistence in the belief in the illusionary and unfounded ideas in some sense applies to the many avenues of our society today including the atheism-driven-evolutionary belief system.
Many people want dishonesty and lies to continue because they don’t want to change their views and lifestyle. They don’t want to hear the truth because this means inconvenience and accountability.
They just want to hear what suits their views and lifestyle.
Here is the quote:
“Eleanor Whitman: We are just trying to get to the truth!
New York D.A.: I get it! But what you need to remember is that there’s what people want to hear, there’s what people want to believe, there’s everything else, THEN there’s the truth!
Eleanor Whitman: And since when it’s that OK? I can’t even believe you are saying this to me! The truth means responsibility, Arnie!
New York D.A.: Exactly! Which is why everyone dreads it!”
– The International film 2009