Evolutionists Think Your Brain is a Mistake
No religion teaches a miracle as absurd as the idea that a mutation led to human intelligence.
The Darwinians’ explanation for human intelligence essentially goes like this: an ape was walking around one day. A cosmic ray mixed up one of its brain cells, and it started doing calculus. Think that’s unbelievable? Does inserting a few million years make it more plausible? Take a look what all the secular news media have been reporting about your brain.
The gene that led to the human intelligence boom has been found (New Scientist). “How did humans get so smart? A random reshuffle in our ancestor’s genome more than 3 million years ago let our brains grow three times as large.” But another article in New Scientist is not sure bigger is better: “It turns out that in larger human brains, regions involved in bringing together information are hyperexpanded – but we don’t know what affect this might have on brain function yet.”
The powerful genes that might have supersized the human brain (Nature). Since Nature does not support intelligent design, the differences in ape and human brains must have occurred by accident.
A cluster of genes found only in humans might have had a key role in the evolution of the unusually bulky Homo sapiens brain.
Frank Jacobs at the University of Amsterdam, David Haussler at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and their colleagues found that members of a gene family called NOTCH2NL are active in humans — but not in apes. The researchers say that the genes arose in their current form roughly 3–4 million years ago, after the human lineage split from the branch that led to the great apes.
Meet NOTCH2NL, the human-specific genes that may have given us our big brains (Science Daily). The accidental change led to human intelligence, reasoning and culture:
The evolution of larger brains in the last 3 million years played an important role in our ability as a species to think, problem-solve, and develop culture. But the genetic changes behind the expansion that made us human have been elusive. In a pair of papers publishing May 31 in Cell, two teams of researchers identify a gene family, NOTCH2NL, that appears to play an important role in human-specific cortex development and may have been a driving force in the evolution of our large brains.
Evolutionary Accidents Make Everything Happen, Including Reasoning
The logic of modesty — why it pays to be humble (Science Daily). This article is not by a spiritual counselor seeking to improve your character. It’s by Darwinians seeking to explain away modesty as an evolved strategy that developed by chance in your hominid past. It’s about fake modesty, in other words: a mindless behavior selected by your selfish genes so they can better perpetuate themselves. As such, it’s not a “logic” of modesty at all. The Stuff Happens Law knows nothing about logic. “We wanted to understand what strategies would evolve naturally and be stable,” one of the paper’s authors says, invoking evolutionary game theory. You can tell the whole article is nonsensical by turning the argument around and aiming it at the authors. Natural selection led these ‘scientists’ to write a mindless paper so that they could perpetuate their genes.
Where the brain processes spiritual experiences (Science Daily). As with the previous item about fake modesty, this one is about fake spirituality. “Yale scientists have identified a possible neurobiological home for the spiritual experience — the sense of connection to something greater than oneself,” this article begins. But if spiritual experiences are nothing more than products of the material brain, there’s nothing spiritual about them. The Yale scientists do not go so far as to say that’s all spiritual experiences are, but the implication is there. Leibniz famously challenged materialists to “see” the qualia of experience in the mechanics of the brain. You won’t see the conscious experience of an encounter with God in brain tissue any more than you will see a red apple in the visual cortex.
Chimpanzees Consider Humans’ Psychological States when Drawing Statistical Inferences (Current Biology). Here’s another instance in the genre of anthropomorphizing animals. The authors try to imply that humans differ from chimpanzees only in degree, not in kind, because chimps can “reason” and have a “shared inference mechanism” with humans. Controlling for investigator interference is a well-known problem with experiments like this. Are they sure that the animals did not observe non-verbal cues they learned in a Pavlovian way to associate with a reward? Even if the researchers used good controls, there’s no way to know if “reasoning” is occurring in an ape’s brain, much less that it evolved by mistake in the chimp’s past.
Fundamental process by which brains are built (Science Daily). This article shows that evolutionary theory is not necessary to understand the brain. Neuroscientists at Kings College London merely sought to understand the normal development of brain tissue. The findings actually support intelligent design reasoning, because mistakes in the highly-orchestrated process lead to diseases like autism and epilepsy. During development, numerous brain areas coordinate their growth with interactive ‘go’ and ‘no-go’ decisions. “Like many fundamental things in nature, the process we have uncovered is elegant and likely very important,” they say. But thenn the thinking goes rancid with sour Darwine: “This study fills a big gap in our understanding of how the brain is built, explaining quite simply how the balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurons in the cerebral cortex has remained constant as mammals have evolved,” one of the lead scientists says. “It is probable that this process has been critical in allowing human brains to expand.” And who, or what, “allows” human brains to expand? Mutations and natural selection, of course: accidents. Mutations. Mistakes.
How much longer must the world put up with the fake science of so-called experts, whose views refute themselves while undermining everything that is exceptional about human life? Read why the evolutionary view is absurd from Michael Egnor at Evolution News.
In his classic book Miracles, C.S. Lewis said, “The Naturalists have been engaged in thinking about Nature. They have not attended to the fact that they were thinking. The moment one attends to this it is obvious that one’s own thinking cannot be merely a natural event, and that therefore something other than Nature exists. The Supernatural is not remote and abstruse: it is a matter of daily and hourly experience, as intimate as breathing.”