Laurence Tisdall On EvolutionNovember 10, 2007
Here is a debate I came across that was held on the Michael Coren show. This is one of the most interesting discussions I’ve ever seen on Creationism/ID (Intelligent Design)/Evolution. If I wasn’t a Christian I may have considered leaning towards Creationism or ID after watching this. It’s interesting that while the Christian (Laurence Tisdall) wants to talk about science and evidence, the Evolutionist (Jason Wiles) wants to change the topic. The only thing I hear the Evolutionist claiming is “Evolution is true because it is, it’s the majority position among scientists, or, I know of websites which counter Creationist arguments therefore I don’t need to try and explain anything.” The Evolutionist seems to have kept avoiding the Creationists challenges to him, esspecially how information within DNA can create itself.
Most people charge Christians or ID advocates for coping out by accepting that a Creator is a sufficient explanation for human existence. But as Tisdall says “I believe in a Creator because of what I do know (ie. life can only come from life), not because of what I don’t know (ie. using a Creator as an arbitrary answer to an unsolved problem). It is scientific to say there must be a Creator (just as it is scientific to say a computer program had a programer), but it is a metaphysical claim to say who that Creator is specifically. I also like the other point that Tisdall brings up about Galileo. The majority of scientists in Galileo’s day thought the earth was flat, but that didn’t make it true. The same with Evolution. Just because a supposed majority of scientists believe Evolution is true doesn’t mean the truth bell rings and it becomes so. Please watch this video for yourself and comment below with your own opinions.
You can also visit Tisdall’s website here for more Creationist/ID resources.