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By John Zmirak, The Stream, April 17, 2022

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”

 

I’ve been reading the brilliant Christian physicist, Hugh Ross, and pondering the questions he raises: The universe is so vast and so empty. How do we continue to believe that earth and its inhabitants are special in God’s eyes? What do we make of a “New Heaven” and “New Earth” in a cosmos where heat death and entropy seem likely to claim all matter and energy? How should we think of Adam and Eve before the Fall, in a world full of predators and parasites? Does the Resurrection have anything to say about all of this?

Meanwhile we live in a world that claims Charles Darwin’s theory resolved all such questions, so we are forbidden to ask them ever again.

Richard Dawkins summed up Darwin’s worldview with scathing clarity: “The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.” That’s the core of Darwinism for you, right there. …

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