What could be better, dear reader, than starting the week with an inspiring video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries?
This one is titled Darwin — the Gravest Objection. In it, the rev quotes (accurately!) from Origin of Species, where Darwin asks:
Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.
The rev’s video doesn’t give a link, of course, but we will. The source is here: Chapter 9, Origin of Species. But the rev isn’t engaged in quote-mining, because he then tells us that Darwin attempted to explain the problem by claiming that the geological record is flawed.
He correctly quotes Darwin’s next sentence: “The explanation lies, as I believe, in the extreme imperfection of the geological record.” And he even says that Darwin spent the next 23 pages telling us that the geological record is imperfect. But then the rev tells us that the explanation provided by geologists is unreliable because they didn’t believe the evidence in the bible, and that’s where they all went wrong.
The rev’s performance is amazing, because he doesn’t engage in quote-mining — that’s for amateurs. This is flat-out reality denial.
You will need only one and a half minutes to watch the thing (until the commercial at the end), and then your life will be forever changed. Click on the video. Do it now … if you have the courage!
Afterwards, feel free to use the comments as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone.
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