Bi­ble a re­li­able source

When it comes to the ori­gin of life there are only two pos­si­bil­i­ties: cre­ation or spon­ta­neous gen­er­a­tion. There is no third way . . . . – (Ge­orge Wald, 1954,

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we can de­duce that most likely, Mr Wick­ham as a pro­fessed athe­ist (per­haps like all other athe­ists) be­lieves in Dar­winian evo­lu­tion.

If that is the case, his con­tin­ual at­tack upon the Bi­ble be­comes un­war­ranted be­cause if there is no God, we are all just the un­in­ten­tional end re­sult of blind chance “dog-eat-dog” sur­vival of the fittest evo­lu­tion­ary pro­cesses. There­fore, the an­cient Near East­ern life styles por­trayed in the Bi­ble (which Mr Wick­ham has prob­lems with, stat­ing that they were sex­ist, big­oted and cruel and so on) are sim­ply an out­growth of the same mind­less “dog-eat-dog” sur­vival-of-the-fittest evo­lu­tion­ary pro­cesses, so why com­plain about it?

It’s all just evo­lu­tion at work. In fact, why com­plain about and fight against any of the “ills” in so­ci­ety? They are all like­wise just nat­u­ral out­growths of evo­lu­tion which knows noth­ing such as right and wrong.

For ex­am­ple, sex­ism, steal­ing, in­fan­ti­cide and geno­cide (just to name a few) are very com­mon in the an­i­mal king­dom and there is noth­ing wrong about th­ese ac­tions among an­i­mals, to which we are said to be closely re­lated in the grand evo­lu­tion­ary scheme of things.

Right and wrong

If evo­lu­tion is true, then ideas of right and wrong are sim­ply sub­jec­tive hu­man men­tal con­structs with­out any ba­sis in ob­jec­tive re­al­ity just like what athe­ists say about the no­tion of God, so we should all just live and let live.

In re­al­ity, though, it is be­lief in evo­lu­tion (the bedrock of athe­ism) which proves to be an un­sci­en­tific and bank­rupt phi­los­o­phy which ru­ins in­tel­lec­tu­ally those who ad­here to it sim­ply be­cause they

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