Design or Evolution?
debate over "intelligent design" and "evolution"
is ridiculous. With all the looming disasters in the world, the
most threatening to the future of humanity are the man-made ones.
Those who cause these demonstrate neither intelligence, nor design,
nor evolution. Instead, the self-destructive practices of people
who supposedly are responsible leaders are both stupid and anti-evolutionary!
If life is a product of "Intelligent Design," and humans
are made in God's image, how come our current events show so little
intelligence? If life is a product of evolutionary forces of adaptation
and natural selection, how come our current policies and relationships
are against adaptation?
it possible to believe in either "intelligent design"
or "evolution" when human behavior appears to be racing
to a conclusion that would negate both? The problems of humanity
are not caused by the failure of either theory, but by deception.
why do we deceive ourselves into thinking that both concepts are
incompatible and antagonistic to each other? Any successful human
invention demonstrates both intelligent design and evolution.
Intelligent design follows laws of science and aesthetics, and
is ultimately useful and beautiful. Evolution is the progressive
impulse towards perfection and refinement. If humans can do this
in the material world, why do we not do it in the social and political
we deceive ourselves into thinking that it is important that one
concept prevail over the other as an explanation for our existence.
What good is an explanation of existence if humans have the power
to violate it at every turn? Our problems are huge not because
of theories on how our world came about, but by the effects of
human choices. How can we deny the powerful forces of human will
do not have the time nor the luxury to debate philosophical and
theological issues when there is so much to do to fix our planet
and improve human life. If either concept is true, it will be
proven by human behavior. People will cooperate and take the necessary
intelligent actions to solve the problems of humanity without
wasting time or resources. Both theories are essential parts of
the broader concept that all is united in an integrated, interdependent
system in constant improvement. Human beings must make the choices
that prove beyond lip-service or debate that we live in an evolving
world governed by intelligence. Achieving peace, health, and a
secure, happy life for all will be the undeniable proof.
2005 Richard Sidy
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