Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx and Charles Darwin are considered the pillars of modern western thought. They differed in many ways but had one thing in common—they were reductionists who claimed that all higher realms of existence could be explained by lower natural causes. They were the pillars of naturalism.
But their ideas were tested during the twentieth century and found wanting. Freud was the first fall. Incidents in his career were cited to call into question both his integrity and his scientific competence, and psychiatry seemed to make more progress through medication than through Freudian analysis. The collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s inflicted a death blow on Marxism, which is now seen as not only failing to deliver its promised utopia but as creating an inhumane tyranny. Darwin is the last man standing, but his theory is rapidly eroding as modern biological science reveals amazing complexity and design that cannot possibly be explained by Darwin’s proposed mechanism of random mutations and natural selection.
Its been brought out many times on this board that there is enough information in the Human DNA to fill volumes of books stacked from the earth to the moon 500 times.
A while back a couple of Harvard boys figured out how to cram more than 700 terabytes of information into a gram of DNA.
As amazing as the DNA storage system is, it does not even begin to address the source of all the complex infromation. Information is the same regardless of whether it is stored in DNA, a hard Drive or text books.
For some strange reason there seems to be an abundance of naturalists on this board, in spite of these facts.
“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
Ignorant statements like this one made by 19th century humorist Mark Twain are presented as support for a naturalist world-view. How long are Naturalist believers going to hang on to this failed ideology?