Saturday, 3 December 2011

Religious Argument No.8

Charles Darwin recanted on his death bed


Well what can I really say about this one that hasn’t already been said a million times before? I suppose I should cover the background of this fallacy to start; originally this lunacy was published by a Baptist newspaper, the author a Lady Hope. After this publication; spreading doubts over Darwin’s faith and veracity in his own works, Darwin’s family denied its validity stating that Lady Hope’s accounts were untrue. There have also been further evidences suggesting that Lady Hope’s statements were either entirely false or heavily embellished.

Even if Lady Hope’s claims were true however it would in no way lessen the veracity of evolutionary theory, do these religious apologists genuinely believe that the theory has not advanced or gained any further evidence over the last 100 years?

I believe the religious idea that throwing Darwin into doubt throws the entire theory into doubt is seated in their own beliefs, however scientific theory and religion are not the same; if Darwin were to be discredited it would not alter the veracity of evolution, the same cannot be said for Jesus.

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