How Childish is the Theory of Evolution?

Last updated: December 1, 2018 at 18:40 pm

handwriting photoThe theory of evolution, which involves a “big bang” in the “beginning” and an intelligent design forming out of a completely unconscious state is so childish that it is on the level of a three-year-old – says Patrick Carpen.

To put it into perspective, let me tell you a little story. When I was three years old, my dad and three uncles were all university lecturers and writers. Sometimes, I would pick up my dad’s notebooks and look at the pages and pages of beautiful cursive handwriting and wonder what was written there. The words had a pattern and form, and even though I could not read it at that time, I knew it told a story and made sense.

I wanted to write stories like that, so I would take a pen and paper and make lines and markings hoping it would make sense and tell a story. Then I would give it to my dad and ask him if it made sense. But it never did. All that was produced, no matter how many times I tried, was a bunch of meaningless scribbles all over the paper.

Then one day, I found an old notebook left by one of my uncles in the bottom drawer of the chest of drawers. It had pages and pages of the same beautiful cursive handwriting. I picked it up and ran to my dad and gave it to them. “Dad,” I said, “Look, I was just scribbling, please see if it makes sense and tells a story.”

My dad took the book, looked at it, looked at me, smiled, and said with utmost certainty, “no, you couldn’t have written this.”

His confidence in saying that made me realize that I couldn’t insist further.

Looking back at it now, I realize how childish it was to think that “random and accidental” markings on a paper would tell an intelligent story. But I had consciousness, and a little intelligence too! Yet, I couldn’t have designed something intelligent by accident even if I tried.

And that’s just how childish the theory of evolution is! To think that a bunch of matter, with no consciousness, moving about randomly, would accidentally collide into each other and form the intelligent design we see in life today – that’s on the level of a three-year old – or worse.

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