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Where did morality come from?
Morality is a very difficult problem for the evolutionary worldview. This isn’t to say that evolutionists are somehow less moral than anyone else. Most of them adhere to a code of behavior. Like the biblical creationist, they do believe in the concepts of right and wrong. The problem is that evolutionists have no logical reason to believe in right and wrong within their own worldview. Right and wrong are Christian concepts which go back to Genesis. By attempting to be moral, therefore, the evolutionist is being irrational; for he must borrow biblical concepts which are contrary to his worldview.
The Bible teaches that God is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1; John 1:3). All things belong to God (Psalm 24:1) and thus, God has the right to make the rules. So, an absolute moral code makes sense in a biblical creation worldview. But if the Bible were not true, if human beings were merely the outworking of millions of years of mindless chemical processes, then why should we hold to a universal code of behavior? Could there really be such concepts as right and wrong if evolution were true?
Some might respond, “Well, I believe in right and wrong, and I also believe in evolution; so, obviously they can go together.” But this does not follow. People can be irrational; they can profess to believe in things that are contrary to each other. The question is not about what people believe to be the case, but rather what actually is the case. Can the concepts of right and wrong really be meaningful apart from the biblical God? To put it another way, is morality justified in an evolutionary worldview?
Read the rest of this article on our website: Evolution and the Challenge of Morality
News to Note Quick Look
48 million years in six weeks: Regular News to Note readers may remember that it was only six weeks ago that old-earth-believing scientists reported the Grand Canyon’s age at not 6 million years old (the previous view), but rather 17 millions years old. And now, in the short span of six weeks, the canyon has gained another 48 million years! Read more.
We can’t help it: A recent experiment set out to determine whether we subconsciously make our choices before we consciously make them—that is, whether when our conscious mind makes decisions, it merely reflects subconscious decision-making beyond our control. But is there more bluster than facts? Read more.
Also: a milestone release, a talking Neanderthal, a tree older than the earth, and dusty DNA. Read more.
New online book
Every Thursday, AiG publishes a new chapter from a free online book. In the past, we’ve featured such books as The New Answers Book, Evolution Exposed, War of the Worldviews, and Taking Back Astronomy. If you missed any of our free online books, you can review them all on our Online Resources page.
This week we are excited to announce the serial publication of Ken Ham’s How Could a Loving God . . . ? This book provides solid, biblical, clear, and comforting answers to some of life’s greatest questions. With sensitivity to the person whose perception of God has been calloused by tragedy, Ken makes clear the hope-giving answers found in the pages of Scripture.
Read the first chapter and learn more: How Could a Loving God . . . ?
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