When Evolutionary Biologists Get it Right

Our highly-evolved scientists can tell us exactly what the biological or evolutionary "purpose" is for all kinds of human attributes. Why do we have thumbs? Why do we have tongues? Ask them. They know. They believe we are the way we are for a very particular reason. They believe in a design. Granted, the designer is not so much intelligent as adamant, but the design still exists. Evolution demands that we propagate--and successfully. It is absolutely adamant about this. If we didn't, we would die out. Because we haven't died out, we obviously have the necessary design components to help us make more of us. 

In other words, evolutionary biologists look at the fact that women have increased sexual desire during ovulation (i.e.  when they are most fertile), and they say, "Aha! We understand why this happens. It has been designed this way so that we will have plenty of children."

Sometimes even evolutionary biologists learn exactly what God has taught us from creation. Here is how God explains it in his word:

Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth. (Malachi 2:15)

Why were we made to come together as one flesh? To populate, not just to copulate. It's obvious, isn't it? Evolutionary biologists can see it as plain as the nose on the end of your face, but we in the church seem to be having difficulty grasping it today.

Comments

Science has no teleology?

J.B.S.Haldane, a famed British geneticist and evolutionary biologist often credited with playing a central role in the developement of neo-Darwinian thinking, once said:
"Teleology is like a mistress to a biologist: he cannot live without her but he is unwilling to be seen with her in public" [Quoted from Measurement of Evolutionary Activity, Teleology and
Life, M.A. Bedau, N.H. Packard]

Of course the difference between evolutionary design and God's design is that one is "mindless" with strictly biological consequences (no sex = no procreation = no human race). One would think that the church, also being aware of the spiritual consequences for breaking God's design, would be more careful to stand by it both within the Christian community as well as in general society.

Hi Ben, Thanks for the

Hi Ben,

Thanks for the comment. That's a good quote from Haldane. I wrote another post responding to your last sentence. You can find it here.

-Joseph