Questionable Motives

February 28, 2010

A creationist that admits evolution is true?

Filed under: creationism,Evolution,Religion,Science,Truth — tildeb @ 3:34 pm

From Todd Wood’s blog post, bold included:

Evolution is not a theory in crisis. It is not teetering on the verge of collapse. It has not failed as a scientific explanation. There is evidence for evolution, gobs and gobs of it. It is not just speculation or a faith choice or an assumption or a religion. It is a productive framework for lots of biological research, and it has amazing explanatory power. There is no conspiracy to hide the truth about the failure of evolution. There has really been no failure of evolution as a scientific theory. It works, and it works well.

I say these things not because I’m crazy or because I’ve “converted” to evolution. I say these things because they are true.

If only he had left it there, but alas.

Todd is clear about one thing: although he recognizes what is true, he chooses to believe that it is not ultimately true.  I’m not quite sure how something true cannot be true – ultimately or otherwise – but cognitive dissonance hasn’t slowed down many intelligent believers yet and I suspect it won’t start anytime soon. Believing that something is and is not comes with the territory of holding fast to religious faith. But at least such an admission about evolution from a creationist is a significant step up in the intellectual integrity ladder. It’s a start.

Tip to Panda’s Thumb under the heading Creationism really is a science stopper. Enjoy the comments.


  1. Seriously? The intellectual integrity ladder? I wonder where his proofs are….where did he find them. I would like to see those as well. If anything this disproves intellectual integrity. There is NO proof for evolution!

    Comment by 4amzgkids — February 28, 2010 @ 8:37 pm | Reply

  2. Yes it is a start – as Dawkins says he has friends who are religious, but who are also scientists and know that evolution is true. The problem with creationists is that they know so little about evolution and what it explains that they make stuff up to cover over their own stupidity – and when each of these things gets blown out of the water by sheer common sense, that a 14 year old high school student could understand to be true – they have no where to hide – they have to admit that evolution is in fact scientifically true.

    This does not stop them from believing that god invented the rules that allowed the process to develop – but never the less as you say it is a step in the right direction.

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — March 1, 2010 @ 7:59 pm | Reply

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