Orson Scott Card on Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

February 14, 2006

Ever since I read Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card has been one of my favorite science fiction authors. I think his ability to tell a story clearly and to communicate ideas is extraordinary. Here he talks about the debate between those who believe in Darwinian evolution and those who believe in so-called Intelligent Design. I like his thinking on the subject because it points out what has long been clear to me, that many advocates of Darwinism defend it as they would a religion rather than as a scientist would defend a scientific theory.

That some kind of evolution is a fact is certainly true. Even Bruce R. McConkie admits to the existence of a form of evolution in his article on the subject in his famous book Mormon Doctrine. But to claim more for Darwinian evolution than it can produce in the way of explanation for observable phenomenon is patently unscientific. And it is undeniably true that Darwinism has problems which cannot be answered with current scientific understanding. Of course, that doesn’t “prove” intelligent design either. It just proves that mankind is still in its infancy when explaining the universe around it. What we know is vastly overwhelmed by what we have yet to learn.


Outrage In Australia About Abortion Remark

February 14, 2006

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are divided on whether or not the state should make laws regulating a woman’s “right” to have an abortion, but they are fairly unanimous in their belief that unnecessary abortions are an abomination in the eyes of God.

Most Mormons are very anti-abortion even if they are pro-choice, contradictory as that may seem to many. Therefore, online Mormons may be interested in this Fox news story about a lawmaker in Australia that pointed out the obvious truth that if present trends continue with native Australian continuing to abort their unborn children in massive numbers, they will be replaced by Muslim immigrants over the next couple of generations.

Isn’t this happening in Europe too? What do demographers tell us about the birth rate in Europe compared with the growth in the Muslim population both from their fecundity and the massive immigration? And isn’t abortion a big part of this demographic trend?

Don’t we have a similar phenomenon taking place here in the United States and Canada too? While native citizens of the USA and Canada continue to abort their children in massive numbers each year, large numbers of Hispanic Americans and immigrants from other parts of the world are replacing the original populations of these countries largely because they no longer reproduce as they used to.

The western world is aborting itself out of existence. Tell me it isn’t so.