Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Modern Darwinism and Religion

Richard Dawkins himself, who is often dubbed ‘Darwin’s Rottweiler’, admits in his book, The God Delusion, that the kind of God he argues against the existence of is a personal creator-God. In recognizing this, Dawkins must recognize that his arguments, which heavily utilize Darwinian Evolution, do not apply to the existence or non-existence of other conceptions of divinity. However, I think it's safe to say that Dawkins’ name, and by extensions, Darwin’s, has become attached to a kind of contemporary cultural atheistic movement, calling all kinds of religious belief delusional and irrational.
The question that must be asked in light of this, and which I hope to explore in my blog posts, is whether Darwinism can really be used to rule out all kinds of religious thinking, and whether the probable nonexistence of a creator God implies the probably nonexistence of any God at all.

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