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An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Religion in Science

Scientists say that we MUST keep religion and science separate. Yet...time and time again the religion of materialistic reductionism enters into the realm of science. Here's an example.

The assumption - blatantly laid out before us here - is that ALL YOU ARE can be traced to your genes. Your essence, your nature...all programmed by your genes. Thus they ASSUME that there is an "attention deficit" or "bi-polar" or "aggression" gene. But in reality no one has ANY idea of what definitively causes these things. It could be genetic, it could be an infectious agent, it could be environmental....but in this article it is assumed that GENES are the culprit - even though the jury is still decidedly OUT. Again, because this fits the neo-Darwinian model.

Evolution answers ALL questions about us. Indeed, anything about you and the living world around you must be found to have had some evolutionary explanation. What you think, what you feel, who you marry, who you don't marry, whether you cheat, whether you lie, whether you have a good sense of humor, whether you can sing, whether you are successful, and on and on and on the list goes. Biological determinism. As it is ASSUMED that the traditional mechanism of neo-darwinian evolution is absolutely true and that thus there is an evolutionary explanation for EVERYTHING about us, all one needs to do when considering the underlying cause of a behavior is formulate a plausible theory that fits the model and "a there ya go!" Fact. Suddenly we don't ask God why we are the way we are...nor do we delve into our hearts to seek to change who we are...rather we simply postulate a reasoning for why we might have evolved the way we are.

Think about how all-encompassing this is, folks? This is clearly more religious than scientific. In reality there is GOOD scientific evidence to suggest that genes are not- BY A LONG SHOT - the end of the story of what makes us who and what we are. Put simply...the traditional neo-Darwinian mechanism is far too simplistic. Think of a biological equivalent to Newtonian physics in a quantum universe.

...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 7:36 AM [+]
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