- We should not be concerned with which explanation is intellectually more difficult, but with which explanation is the truth.
- Accepting that God created the world does not mean that we have no more to learn. Although the origin of the world is solved, we still have a lot of work to do in figuring out everything about how it works. We can even try to learn more about how God created the world through evidence in the present.
- Evolutionists “give up” by invoking the anthropic principle. 3
This argument is a variation of the “God of the gaps” or “Who created God?” evolutionary arguments.
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Coyne, J. A. (2009). Why Evolution Is True. New York: Viking.
Calle, C. I. (2009). The Universe: Order Without Design. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
- Coyne, 2009, p. 140: “If the history of science teaches us anything, it is that what conquers our ignorance is research, not giving up and attributing our ignorance to the miraculous work of a creator. When you hear someone claim otherwise, just remember these words of Darwin: ‘Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.'” ↩
- Coyne, 2009, p. 225: “Furthermore, supernatural explanations always mean the end of inquiry: that’s the way God wants it, end of story. Science, on the other hand, is never satisfied: our studies of the universe will continue until humans go extinct.” ↩
- Calle, 2009, p. 197: “To solve the fine-tuning problem in the eternal inflation scenario, one must invoke the anthropic principle: our universe is one of those very few with the right cosmological constant and life arose in it. With the anthropic principle, the problem is solved, but at a high price: when the going gets tough, we give up. When we can’t find the answer, we invoke the anthropic principle.” ↩