We just returned from Williamsport, where we watched Ben Stein’s new documentary, Expelled, with our friend Mara.
I didn’t know too much about the movie, but I did know that it was supposedly in support of Intelligent Design, and I like Ben Stein, so I figured it would be a good time.
I was definitely not disappointed. Well, at least not totally. I was kind of hoping Ben would take more of a side/stand than he did, but that is his prerogative.
I won’t really get into the whole Intelligent Design vs. Evolution debate, because for me there isn’t much of a debate. I believe in Intelligent Design, but I also further believe in Creationism. Do animals/species evolve over time? Sure they do. It would be silly to think otherwise, but did we all come from single-celled organism in some cosmic soup? Highly unlikely.
What I wanted to touch on were some of the explanations offered by prominent Evolutionists as to how life might have begun.
1.) Molecules attached themselves to inorganic crystals and somehow formed life.
Wow. That’s about all I can say on that one. I’m pretty sure that takes more faith than believing that God created life.
2.) There is a possibility of an Intelligent Designer out there, but it must have evolved from somewhere, and then evolved enough to create life in our own universe.
Another far-fetched one it seems. And this was mentioned by one of the world’s foremost Evolutionsts – Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion. Frankly, that explanation seems a little delusional to me, but that’s just me.
No matter what you believe on this issue, I hope we can all agree that debate should not be stifled, as is apparently happening in academic institutions at all levels across this country. That is truly a shame. Voices from both sides of the aisle should be heard, and then people should be able to make their choices from there.