I decided to go on campaign again over the weekend of October 26/27 2019. This time it was in response to a provocatively titled post by a guy I helped secure a book contract for some time ago. The thread in question was entitled, Evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life in the universe.
While I agreed with the conclusion, I took issue with the mechanism, or rather the lack of a mechanism implied by the poster; Darwinian evolution. I responded by posting a number of links to the conclusions drawn from an expert in the fossil record, Dr. Gunter Bechly, who defected from neo-Darwinism to join the intelligent design movement, based on the enormous body of new evidence that shows no intelligible Darwinian progression. Despite this data being freely available for over a year now, the poster seemed to reveal a complete ignorance of the true status of this failed ideology masquerading as science.
I reinforced Bechly’s talk with a number of other short, supplementary links, explaining in simple terms, how neo-Darwinism has now been disproven and is no longer tenable as an explanation for the origin of biological systems:
How has Neodarwinism been disproven?
Most of the earlier posters digressed into discussions more along these lines than anything else; wishy-washy New Age dribble.
I believe that the answer is that new information from an outside source was required to bring about those changes in the fossil record. And that information provider was the God of the Bible.
The same chap who came to my defence asked why I believe humanity is alone in the cosmos? Why wouldn’t an intelligent designer like the Lord God Almighty not create other civilizations? Some of my reasoning comes from the general observation that every where(apart from Earth) we look in the cosmos, conditions appear to be hostile toward life
. I provided those scientific details in my debut feature article for Salvo Magazine
Volume 50(fall 2019 issue). Although I was not at liberty to discuss the theological reasoning behind my conclusions on such a forum, I think one reason is grounded in a kind of pagan idolatory
. I see these mythical advanced civilizations as a distraction from our true duty to look out for and help one another and to responsibly steward all other life on this jewel planet
we live on. Like I said before, the only aliens we are ever going to meet are our neighbours!
This talk by Dr. John Barnett
fleshes out still more theological reasons why I do not believe in the existence of ETI.
In summary, I view this latest online campaign against general scientific ignorance as a success. It is my fondest hope that some people who read that thread will come to a knowledge of the truth.
Neil English PhD.
Postscriptum: Once again, I got physically sick(I threw up) after the thread linked to above was locked.The same thing happened in the aftermath of my last campaign.