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Richard Dawkins seems like a reasonably intelligent chap. He's a bestselling author and has appeared in a number of films. He's also got a charming British accent and appears to know a lot about evolution. How interesting that we happen to know someone else with a charming British accent, an author who has appeared in films, a man who knows a lot about evolution and who is a very intelligent fellow … but who is the direct opposite of Richard Dawkins where it matters the most.
That man is Ian Taylor, host of the Creation Moments radio broadcast. So why is one of these men a strident evolutionist while the other an outspoken creationist? We believe it has nothing to do with science or their level of intelligence … but it has everything to do with their spiritual understanding.
For Dawkins, evolution is the only game in town because – to him – God does not exist. He rejects the Bible and the account of creation given in its opening pages. Ian Taylor, on the other hand, believes in God. He also believes that the Bible's account of creation is true and is supported by good science.
So while there are thinkers on both sides of the issue – like Richard Dawkins and Ian Taylor – it is clear to us that the creation-evolution debate is fundamentally a dispute over the existence of God. Because if God exists, it is reasonable to believe He created the universe. And if God doesn't exist, biblical creation is foolishness.
While Creation Moments does not agree with Dawkins on most matters, we do feel that this God-denying evolutionist is thinking clearly when he says the debate is really about spiritual matters. He made that point in The Blind Watchmaker, where he wrote: "Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist."
Possible? Only to someone who is himself blind.