There is a cult that resides in an establishment, where it attempts to dictate what scientists can research, also what scientists must conclude in their findings. The rest is up to the scientists. Alex Roesnberg is a member of that cult that resides in that establishment. He has been ever so working on trying to shape people’s values on the subject.
Often times we hear of science can only conclude natural causes, but this is not totally accurate. According to the cult, Darwinian evolution is the only naturalistic cause. Does anyone want to dispute on why Darwinian evolution would be the only naturalistic cause rather than have an alternative naturalistic cause? Rosenberg believes alternative natural causes lead to creationism or intelligent design.
Now one is not saying alternative natural causes is any better than believing in Darwinian naturalistic causes. But this type of behavior towards one view-point within natural causes demonstrates a cult roaming around pretending to call itself “science” by inventing various stories that repeatedly get overturned by observable new data which brings them back to square one.
There are a few that went rogue who don’t believe in creationism nor intelligent design but things like self-organization. Jerry Fodor who is an American philosopher and cognitive scientist, is one of those who have went rogue and now believes in an alternative naturalistic explanation.
Back in May 2012, in the European Journal for Philosophy of Science, there is an article Roesenberg called, “How Jerry Fodor slid down the slippery slope to Anti-Darwinism, and how we can avoid the same fate.”
“There is only one physically possible process that builds and operates purposive systems in nature: natural selection. What it does is build and operate systems that look to us purposive, goal directed, teleological. There really are not any purposes in nature and no purposive processes ether. It is just one vast network of linked causal chains.”
“Darwinian natural selection is the only process that could produce the appearance of purpose. That is why natural selection must have built and must continually shape the intentional causes of purposive behavior.”
Only intelligence (namely God) can produce specialized systems that contain purpose in nature. It’s a logical and verifiable conclusion! But Rosenberg reveals something interesting about his argument that Darwinian evolution is the only explanation of natural causes and that is the implication that if this ‘theory’ is not correct then the origin is not naturalistic! And he would be right about that, he does in fact, destroys the notion of a so-called, “gap-theory” argument often times used by evolutionists against creationism or intelligent design.
There are questions that comes up with such a conclusion, is Rosenberg correct, is Dawinian evolution the only viable naturalistic cause or could there be an another? Do you believe Fodor is on his way becoming a creationist because he doubts the ‘theory’ of natural selection coming from Darwinian evolution? Is it important to you that every scientist must embrace Darwinian evolution even though the alternative is still a natural cause? The membership of the cult in which Rosenberg belongs to, sure does!