Darwin’s Bad Design Darwinism Sep 092006 Related PostsThe Anatomy of Darwinism (Part 2)Darwinists Fail to Co-opt Augustine for ProselytismDarwinian Mahmoud Ahmadinejad SyndromeSin as Spiritual EntropySimilar stem cells in insect and human gutThis Blog is Shutting DownIvy League Students Diss DawkinsDarwinists have some gross people on their sideIs There Trouble in Paradise?The Ever Amicable PZ MyersLawrence Krauss and Paul Mirecki on Teaching Intelligent DesignCreationism’s Trojan Horse from Darwinists?TelicThoughts announces 2 more Knights of ID entering the war on the internetIntellectual BarbariansP.Z. Myers Misquotes WellsEd Brayton shares the Christmas spirit with PZ MyersThe Day of the JackalsInfo on TV Debut, and my fight with militant YECsJunk Darwinism Not Junk DNAWhat Darwinism cannot do for us 3 Responses to “Darwin’s Bad Design” inunison says: September 11, 2006 at 1:21 pm “As Hume observed so long ago, evil trumps design.” But where do we get notion of evil, whithout understanding what good is? Evolution cannot (if it is consistent) have categories like evil and good, so this “argument” against design, turns to be argument against Evolution. teleologist says: September 11, 2006 at 2:00 pm Thanks inunison, you make an excellent point. rahoggid says: September 14, 2006 at 1:22 pm Good and evil are simply contrasts in nature and actions, as perceived by human beings. In the same way that darkness does not exist, as it is just the absence of light, so it is this perception that can result in a lack of good being perceived as evil. The lack of light, which denies the senses, fuels this fear, and therefore fuels the concept of evil. To assume that evolution has no concept of good and evil is to deny the human ability to accept their self awareness, an awareness of others and subsequently empathy with others, whereby it can be recognised that one individual can recognise the pain and suffering in another and recognise that this is not a good thing…the ultimate being death. As one becomes self aware, one becomes aware that one can die; being murdered becomes something to fear, and therefore is deemed to be a bad thing for an individual. Ergo, you have the categories of good and bad. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.