Reflections on Human Origins
by William Dembski
Abstract—The evolutionary literature treats the evolution of humans from ape ancestors as overwhelmingly confirmed. Moreover, this literature defines evolution as an inherently material process without any guidance by an underlying intelligence. This paper reviews the main lines of evidence used to confirm such a materialist view of human evolution and finds them inadequate. Instead, it argues that an evolutionary process unguided by intelligence cannot adequately account for the remarkable intellectual and moral qualities that we see exhibited among humans. The bottom line is that intelligence has played an indispensable role in human origins.
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