Thursday, May 31, 2007

Evolution simply can't explain human consciousness

Source: Right Faith :

An awesome commentary that I hope will get folks asking questions once again under the headship of Christ, and His holy word, the Bible.

Fighting against Government and secular humanist indoctrination, Answers in Genesis has finally opened their Creation history museum. Several years ago, I was privileged to give about $25 (I think) to this effort.

Finally, there is an established presence to fight back against the years of fear, intolerance, abridgment of academic freedom, preference to communistic indoctrination, limiting free speech, the lack of understanding the difference between endorsement and recognition, the hatred of any authority that questions naturalistic secular-humanism, and the utter hatred to all things that smells faith-based--whether it is or not--associated with Intelligent Design. I celebrate this momentous event in the history of Christianity.

Evolution has more than one unanswered fault. Seven of the 10 Candidates for the Republican nomination are too weak minded to resist the indoctrination they've been served for their entire life--I don't blame them too much, but nevertheless, it exposes huge personal faults.

How can I be so confident? See, to be a good evolutionist, you must believe that randomness produces thought, that chaos produces information, unconsciousness produces consciousness, and non-reason produces reason. Listen to what they say,

"No one, certainly not the Darwinian as such, seems to have any answer to [why...a bunch of atoms have thinking ability]....The point is that there is no scientific answer." --Dawinist philosopher Michael Ruse.

To suggest that consciousness is a product of matter and neural networks contradicts that scientific discoveries of the father of modern neurosurgery, Wilder Penfield who said, "a non-physical reality interacted with the brain". Penfield's findings were later confirmed and built upon by Roger Sperry and Laurence Wood.

Complete naturalism also rejects the findings of Nobel Prize winner Sir Charles Sherrington and neurophysiologist John Eccles who both spoke of the distinction between the natural and consciousness. Perhaps secular naturalists could explain how a 2001 study of clinically brain-dead people were found to have manifested evidence of consciousness (2001, Resiscitation).

There are no laws of nature that govern consciousness; there is no atom in the body that when removed separates a person from their consciousness. According to their own experts (also Geoffrey Medell and Colin McGinn for example) evolution can not account for consciousness. They can't answer this question, " you get something totally different--conscious, living, thinking, feeling, believing creatures--from materials that don't have that" (I forget where that quote came from).

They've tried and failed to theorize about the relationship of matter and soul; creating mental potentials, panpsychism, proto-mental states. All of these lead to faith (in something) and are quickly rejected.

Evolution simply can't explain human consciousness. Beautifully, it makes complete sense in a Christian worldview. Humans were made in the image of a thinking, fully conscious God. He created us different from animals and more than matter. He imbued the gifts of thought, free-will, and creativity into humanity. Consciousness shows that we are more than just a collection of atoms.

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Rob said...

I once heard a person say:

"It takes a lot more Faith to believe in Evolution, than it does in Creation"

Josiah said...

You are simplifying conciousness into atoms? No one has done so about digestion, or the immune system. It has nothing to do with atoms, other the fact that cells are made of atoms. It has everything to do with organic systems. Systems scientists still do not have mapped even to a decent fraction when it comes to their functionality. Just because you don't understand something, doesn't mean there's some mystical religious answer.

Mark said...

Just because you don't understand something, doesn't mean there's some mystical religious answer.

You are a funny little boy. Just becuase you have a warped unbiblical view of God, does not make it true, science, or fact. Read the post again joshia, take your time ok? before you make a comment based on fictious assumptions. Thanks.

Josiah said...

I read it quite well. It still has no merit. Atoms have nothing to do with consciousness. You could take all the little trace elements of my body and I could retain consciousness until whatever system I needed those for shut down and I died. If you're referring to say, areas of the brain, yes, you could take a certain part our brain out, and you'd lose self consciousness. As for the idea of separating those who do have it from those who don't, well, for one, we don't know what animals do and don't have it. You can't exactly ask an animal on its views of philosophy or even it's opinion on itself and expect it to answer. And who says self-consciousness is in itself a factor of evolution? Who says it can't be an after effect of having the planet's most complex brain system, which in effect results in greatly increased intelligence and abstract thinking?