May 9 2012
Evolution's Impact on Society [Excerpts]
"For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another…" (Romans:2:14-15).
Sociologists are treading more boldly on ground that once was the sacred domain of Christianity. In recent years sociologists have tried to explain why certain universals exist among human beings. They are puzzled, for example, by the fact that a smile or a look of grief looks the same in every culture in the world.
Despite their inability to explain these basic features about people, sociologists are talking ever more seriously about social engineering – changing society according to what they feel are proper principles for evolved creatures. Harvard's Edward Wilson warns that if society continues to live by conscience and what it considers to be God's will, there is little chance of creating what he views as a benevolent world. In other words, belief in God and doing His will among other humans is dangerous to society.
This shows us that what people believe about where they came from isn't simply a dry philosophical question. History is filled with people who used evolution to justify their attempts to do away with God's natural order among human beings. And every one has been a failure.