Humans May be Primed to Believe in Creation

Posted by Chris Parker | March 4, 2009 0

ISA 45:18 For this is what the LORD says—
he who created the heavens,
he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth,
he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty,
but formed it to be inhabited—
he says:
“I am the LORD,
and there is no other.

Photo: Next up; Kelemen and colleagues study why dogs bark. ;0)

Humans May be Primed to Believe in Creation
02 March 2009 by Ewen Callaway

A Boston University psychologist has recently published one of the silliest, lamest and most ironic materialist’s studies in quite some time. Perhaps she was feeling some publish or perish pressure from the University. In a story in New Scientist by Ewen Callaway, Kelemen set out to find out why most people continue to hold on to creationism and other “childlike” beliefs.

In an article entitled “Humans May be Primed to Believe in Creation”, Kelemen joins other materialist believers in wondering why they can’t get the regular folks out there to convert to their religion; Darwinism. There must be something wrong with their brains, which causes them to reject Darwinism and to accept weird things like creationism and intelligent design.

It never occurs to Kelemen or to New Scientist or to any of the scientists lauding her conclusions that people believe in creationism because it’s true.

And how ironic is it that if there is something wrong with our brains that forces us into this “erroneous thinking” and “promiscuous teleology” as she calls it—and she completely misses this— how ironic is it that for Darwinists it had to be evolution that put it there!

“Religion might not be the only reason people buy into creationism and intelligent design, psychological experiments suggest.

……”The very fact of belief in purpose itself might lead you to favour intelligent design,” says Kelemen”,

According to the article in New Scientist, “test subjects tended to endorse false statements implying that the Earth is designed and maintained for life.” In Kelemen’s mind then, that age old question has been settled by science and anyone who continues to believe that the earth is “designed and maintained for life is suffering from some kind of mental syndrome, illness or deficiency.

Is it “promiscuous teleology” to believe that a larger brain size means greater intelligence, or that one can tell which creatures are more ” primitive” by looking at them?

As a psychologist she may be surprised to hear that the scientific evidence that the universe was specially created for life is so overwhelming (anthropic universe) that science has had to resort to “string theory”, a “scientific” theory so speculative there can never be any evidence to support it (postulates an infinite number of alternative universes occupying the same space as our universe).

“What her work suggests is that the creationist side has a huge leg up early on because it fits our natural tendencies,” says Paul Bloom, a psychologist at Yale University. “It has implications for why most people on earth are creationists, I think.”

No, what her work suggests is that just as Cosmologists have had to scramble to deal with the glaring weaknesses of the big bang theory and our anthropic universe; and biologists with the language in DNA and with complex biological machines, some psychologists have had to try to explain why for example the majority of Americans believe in God and creationism.

Dear Ms. Kelemen, if the human brain is “designed” to believe in a Creator, pray tell who would have done that? Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me…..Jeremiah 9:23,24.

The New Scientist Article

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