Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Intelligent Design is demeaning to God

According to a very interesting story over at the Kansas City Star (free registration required), some biologists are arguing that intelligent design theory is a slap in God's face because if He was involved in all creation, "then it is difficult to explain imperfections in nature. Why are there birds with wings that cannot fly? Why do males have nipples when the nipples serve no purpose?"

I think that is a valid point. I've already spoken on how intelligent design theory doesn't get anyone any closer to God, nor will it prove God exists at the bottom of this post, but I think it is worth revisiting.

Evolution doesn't discount God. At some point we became human and apes stayed apes. At some point we became beings with eternal souls and that differentiated us from the rest of the animal kingdom. The process is truly irrelevant. The most important question now is "Where do I stand with the Most High God?", not "How did I get to this point?"

The people pushing intelligent design theory are simply culturally regressive knowledgeaphobes hoping to turn back the clock on scientific, medical and technological advancements. They have no place in deciding the curriculum of our schools that must prepare the students for the many of the fact-based challenges of the 21st century.