Darwin’s Bad Design Darwinism Sep 092006 Related PostsAdaptive evolution of non-coding DNA in DrosophilaDarwinists have some gross people on their sideFrancis Collins attends a creationist churchAcademic Freedom at the University of IdahoJack Krebs gets 2007 Darwin AwardScience versus the Intelligent Design Movement by John BrockmanRichard Dawkins at it Again! (surprise, surprise!!)Scandalous new book featuring…..The Anatomy of DarwinismDoes Darwinism Need Another Missing Link?Sith Lord Art G is in a melt downIvy League Students Diss DawkinsIntelligent Design Research Lab Highlighted in New ScientistA Breath of Fresh AirLooking For a Job?December 7th…Pearl Harbor Day and God’s SamuraiJunk Darwinism Not Junk DNAThe Day of the JackalsEd Brayton shares the Christmas spirit with PZ MyersDolphin Extra Fins Are Evidence of Design 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.