If we are merely the result of millions of years of chance random processes and natural selection, then life was not created for a purpose, 1 and neither were we, and our life is ultimately vain. This sharply contrasts with our common sense. Mankind throughout all ages has searched for life’s ultimate meaning. This desire is placed in us by our Creator, Jesus Christ, through whom life’s true meaning can be experienced.
Evolutionist: We can make our own meaning through thought, music, literature, philosophy, or art. 2
Response: The fact that we can find meaning in anything is evidence against evolution, because if evolution were true, our lives would have no meaning. We would be the result of blind and impersonal forces, something which we know intuitively is false.
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Dawkins, R. (1996). Climbing Mount Improbable. New York: Norton.
Coyne, J. A. (2009). Why Evolution Is True. New York: Viking.
- Dawkins, 1996, p. 256: “I was driving through the English countryside with my daughter Juliet, then aged six, and she pointed out some flowers by the wayside. I asked her what she thought wildflowers were for. She gave a rather thoughtful answer. ‘Two things,’ she said. ‘To make the world pretty, and to help the bees make honey for us.’ I was touched by this and sorry I had to tell here that it wasn’t true.” ↩
- Coyne, 2009, p. 231“And although evolution operates in a purposeless, materialistic way, that doesn’t mean that our lives have no purpose. Whether through religious or secular thought, we make our own purpose, meaning, and morality. Many of us find meaning in our work, our families, and our avocations. There is solace, and food for the brain, in music, art, literature, and philosophy.” ↩