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Author Topic:   Kenneth R. Miller - Finding Darwin's God
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Message 19 of 94 (26129)
12-09-2002 10:54 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Minnemooseus
09-20-2002 1:44 AM

Originally posted by minnemooseus:
Recently, in another topic (which I currently can't track down), the work of E.O. Wilson was brought up.

We have come to the crucial stage in the history of biology when reliĀ­gion itself is subject to the explanations of the natural sciences. As I have tried to show, sociobiology can account for the very origin of mythology by the principle of natural selection acting on the genetically evolving material structure of the human brain. If this interpretation is correct, the final decisive edge enjoyed by scientific naturalism will come from its capacity to explain traditional religion, its chief competitor; as a wholly material phenomenon. Theology is not likely to survive as an independent intellectual discipline.38

To Wilson, once an evolutionary explanation for the existence of religion has been fashioned, the very idea of God is doomed.39

Yes, that pretty much summed up the present and future state of religion. It's about time to get rid of the ignorant and superstitious dogma.

[This message has been edited by Sepiraph, 12-09-2002]

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