Roger Ebert, liberal, Darwinist
James S. writes:
At his blog Roger Ebert writes that evolution is the “most consoling” of all the sciences and then goes on to say that he is comforted by Richard Dawkins’s theory of memes. I barely believed I was reading it as I read it.LA replies:
Why did you barely believe it?James S. replies:
Because I’m sure Darwin would not have called his theories consoling. And if Dawkins calls his meme theory comforting it would only be in deception. I’ve always assumed that atheists/materialists/Darwinists know that their theories preclude the concept of “good” but believe it anyway because it’s true. But in this case Ebert seems truly to believe that there’s something warm and good about the theories and he will die happy with their ideas in his mind. I never would have expected it. A world in which human beings have no free will and are mere radio relays of intangible, meaningless, memes, and the portly guy is comforted on his death bed.LA replies:
I haven’t read the whole article, “Go gentle into that good night,” which is about death, but I have read the below passage. Apparently Ebert does not try to reconcile what he says here with his belief in Darwinism. But if he believes that his wife had the experience that she said she had, which led to the doctors saving his life after they had given up on him, and which points to a non-material reality, then he has no right to believe in Darwinism.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 16, 2009 12:33 AM | Send