Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The Case for Conservatives Embracing Evolution
Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic and the author of Why Darwin Matters offers six compelling reasons why Christians and conservatives should accept evolution. Among them:
Evolution accounts for specific Christian moral precepts. Much of Christian morality has to do with human relationships, most notably truth telling and marital fidelity, because the violation of these principles causes a severe breakdown in trust, which is the foundation of family and community. Evolution describes how we developed into pair-bonded primates and how adultery violates trust. Likewise, truth telling is vital for trust in our society, so lying is a sin.