Thursday, November 8, 2012
"Darwinists often brush aside criticisms by claiming that even if their theory betrays some weaknesses (which, of course, will be worked out in time) it wins by default, since no other theory has replaced it. Thus, in order to discredit Darwinism (1) Darwinism must be brought into question by the evidence, and (2) another scientific model must be put in its place. The second condition is not nec
essary to bring Darwinism into question, however, because this condition biases the case for Darwinism unfairly. In a court of law an attorney must merely exonerate his client in order for the client to be cleared of a crime. The attorney does not, in addition, need to find the real culprit. ...Nagel rejects Darwinism...even though he does not offer an alternative theory." -- Douglas Richard Groothuis, Christian Apologetics, pp.297-298.