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"berlinsky" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"So the vagus idea is everything's random and people actually say that the whole universe and life and human beings are emerged from nothingness from randomness by itself kind of created itself or whatever. And you were just talking about how in real life we know that never happens. Our cars break down. We die. People die. It's amazing. Everything goes bad. At the end. Kind of falls apart. And so most people know that that's the way it is. So the idea that we're supposed to say yes, but except in the case of evolution where it just happened to work in the other direction. But you know, to be fair, I can understand how people could buy that idea, because when you talk about natural selection, we've all heard it in school that, okay, the giraffe with the longest neck can reach the higher leaves and over generations giraffes will get longer next. So you can get this idea in your head and you go, okay, that solves it. That makes sense. Except it doesn't, really. It doesn't explain how you go from an amoeba to a whale. Right, exactly. But it pretends to explain it. Yeah. The problem with that really is that until a system is completely in place, it doesn't help an organism. It actually hurts it. So for example, if you have a half a wing, right, I start out with no wings and I just get a half a wing. Well, that's not going to help you. If you have part lung part gills, that's not going to help you. It's actually going to probably kill you because you don't have what's appropriately there. So this whole idea that things gradually developed into something new is actually quite foolish. I use the illustration of a car junkyard. And I say, or a vehicle junkyard. And I say, if you apply evolutionary principles to a vehicle junkyard, you assume that what started out as a unicycle, suddenly developed on its own into a bicycle, then a tricycle, then it goes to maybe a Fiat like Fiat. Then to a Chevy Corvette, and ultimately it gets to a BMW, because that's the ultimate driving machine. And then you have offshoots to cars or to trucks and airplanes. Right. Or you can say, no, each one of those individual things was designed by a careful designer who was very wise and skillful. So what is the more reasonable conclusion? And I think, again, we have to say that, you know, there's the common sense approach to this, which is what we're taking right now. But there's also the, you can look into the science, folks. This is not like scientists aren't equally troubled by this, but they just, many of them are so invested in a certain worldview. They wouldn't dare mention anything that might get them in trouble. But the fact of the matter is I just had it Socrates and city we just had David berlinsky. He wrote a book called he's written a number of books on this stuff. He's an agnostic. And he recognizes that so called Darwinian evolution is just lunacy. I mean, it's not like they have no points, but at the end of the day you would have to conclude sorry it can't happen that way. Because the levels of complexity, if you ignore the levels of complexity, you say, well, I could see stuff happening, but then when you get down into how an eye develops or the idea of flight or any of these things, you realize that we're so far from actually being able to show that, that we've got to be we've got to be honest about it. And this doesn't prove God, but if you're honest, you'd have to say, well, they've been selling this soap for a 150 plus years. And the more we learn, the more difficult it is to think that it really happened. But actually what I love is that even before you get to evolution is the idea of because evolution presupposes life and you say, okay, life, natural selection. But how do you get from non life to life? That's even more crazy. That really is like going to a junkyard and expecting this stuff the wind to create a working vehicle or something like that. There's no natural selection. It's just wind and rain and random processes and you're saying, oh, we'll end up with a cell eventually. It's like, no, you actually won't. You'll never end up with a cell. In fact, if you start with a cell, the cell will break down, which is what you just said. Should we talk more about that worldview because there are three worldviews. The book is searching for truth in Vegas, Hollywood, and Bethlehem. But Vegas is the random chance. That's why it's Vegas. It's chance. You just kind of, it's a crapshoot. I'm going to throw the crepes, the dice down. Oh, wow, I got 7. But it doesn't work that way in real life. Okay, so one of the things I mentioned in there is a hummingbird looking at a sophisticated helicopter. And two hummingbirds are there, and the one hummingbird says, well, it's big. It's powerful. It can definitely go up and down and move around a lot better than a regular airplane. Hey, I'll give it an a for effort. Well, I mean, when you think of what it takes to design a helicopter, you know, human beings didn't do that until, oh, I don't know, fairly recently in history, and obviously the same with airplanes. And then you look at something like a hummingbird, which is so small, and so efficient and so magnificent. It's mind bending. Let's talk about the second thing. And the book is searching for truth in Vegas, Hollywood and Bethlehem. So Hollywood, what is the Hollywood when you say Hollywood, what do you mean? What's the worldview there? The world over there is basically the force of Star Wars. I mean, I use that. It started out a number of years. Actually, by the way, one little interesting piece of information. The original Star Wars film debuted in 1977..
Eric Talks About His Favorite Guest Speakers
"Watched the Andrew clavin premiere two nights ago. Did you did you question mark? Was he your favorite guest speaker of the season, Eric? Oh yeah, I hated the other guests. Definitely. Os Guinness, bottom of the list, pathetic. Clavin's number one, yes. No, that's not true. Actually, one of the things I have to say is it almost never happens that I do a Socrates in an event where I don't love the guest in advance. There's just been a few that have been, you know, a little offbeat, but boy, the four that we did this fall were killer. But each one in a very different way. And again, that's kind of the brand of Socrates in the city. We try, you know, it's kind of like this show, the show about everything. I like to be as broad as possible. So obviously the Andrew clavin won is on the nose talking about Jesus. The second one, which premieres this Tuesday, is James tour talking about science, nanoscience, which has implications about God, but it's really not about God. It's about science. The third one, David berlinski, Dave berlinsky is an atheist or an agnostic, he is so fascinating. I don't even know where to start. Like he's just a character, you just wait. You just wait.