Refuting 4 Irrational Assertions Made by Atheists

Another good apologetics article I read and appreciated.

A : A

logicfailAssertion 1: “Evolution is ateleogical.”

Response: If ateleological causal relationships exist, then they are accidental and not essential. If they are accidental, furthermore, they cannot have a telos in view (either mediately via progressive adaptation and sturctural organization of the species in question) or immediately (i.e. in the immediate adaptive response of some entity to some other external entity). If evolution occurs, however, then changes within a species occur mediately or immediately (as defined above). And if changes within a species occur either mediately or immediately, then these changes have a particular telos. And if they have a particular telos, then they are not ateleological.

How, then, can evolution be ateleological if organisms undergo adaptive modifications to better equip them to survive in a given environment and/or among different entities like and/or unlike themselves? It is logically incoherent to say that “Evolution is ateleological,” for the very concept of…

View original post 709 more words

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s