Politically Incorrect But True | thebereancall.org

TBC Staff

[TBC: These two excerpts are interesting when run together.]

”In Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism (Basic Books), Arthur C. Brooks finds that religious conservatives are far more charitable than secular liberals, and that those who support the idea that government should redistribute income are among the least likely to dig into their own wallets to help others.”

”We must remember that an atheist wrote The Selfish Gene, not a Christian conservative. Richard Dawkins, its author, states, “Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species . . . are concepts that simply do not make evolutionary sense.”  Natural selection is in the business of weeding out the unfit in its eternal war against the weak. (See also the last few pages of Darwin’s Origin of Species.)

”The stark truth is that science, defined as observation, hypothesis formulation, prediction, and testing of predictions of the physical universe, is not able to answer the most important questions of humanity.  Why a universe? Why life? Why me?  Max Planck, father of quantum physics, admits, 'Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature.'  Schrodinger, another quantum physicist, likewise admits, 'The scientific picture of the real world around me is . . . ghastly silent about all that . . . really matters to us . . . . It knows nothing of the beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity . . .. Whence came I and whither go I?  That is the great unfathomable question . . . ' ”