The secular mantra is ongoing: “Creationism is religion and evolution is science.” When evidence is offered for The Non-Darwinian Alternative, evolutionists seem to respond by becoming even more dogmatic in their commitment to metaphysical naturalism.
For example, Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan display an “Arrow of Time” in their text Astronomy Today. Their description of time’s arrow of “progress” is as amusing as it is unscientific:
The major phases of cosmic evolution [are]: evolution of primal energy into elementary particles; of atoms into galaxies and stars; of stars into heavy elements; of elements into solid, rocky planets; of those same elements into the molecular building blocks of life; of those molecules into life itself; and of advanced life forms into intelligence, culture, and technological civilization.1
This is an overtly religious description. For instance, just what is “primal energy”? Ironically, the two authors said in their opening chapter:
We describe the slow progress of scientific knowledge, from chariots and gods to today’s well-tested theories and physical laws, and explain why we now rely on science rather than on myth to help us explain the universe.2
Apart from the fact that this is a not-so-subtle dig at those who hold to biblical authority, the reader should understand that intelligence and culture evolving from “solid, rocky planets” is not science—rather, it is a strange philosophical conviction. Indeed, a 1964 Nobel Prize winner in physics stated, “Somehow intelligence must have been involved in the laws of the universe.”….3
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