August 20, 2011

The Deification of Natural Selection

G. K. Chesterton once said, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.”

In an incredible display of irrational thinking, scientists studying the availability of amino acids as life was forming concluded this:

“We found that chance alone would be extremely unlikely to pick a set of amino acids that outperforms life’s choice, . . . Here we found a very simple test that begins to show us that life knew exactly what it was doing. This is consistent with the idea that there was natural selection going on.”

So, was it some lipid membrane that “knew”; or was it some RNA molecules that “knew”? It is almost laughable that this is supposed to pass itself off as critical thinking.

This type of thinking, wherein “life” is linked to “natural selection” although natural selection is impossible without life first existing, only demonstrates the degree to which modern scientists have effectively become ‘brainwashed’.

Their work was published in the journal Astrobiology.

Here’s the link.