In reading Ken Miller’s ‘Finding Darwin’s God’ currently some thoughts have occurred to me.
This is my 22nd book on evolution, origins and natural worldview and it continues to be inspirational and exciting each time I turn the first page. I became agnostic about 25 years ago because I am an avid outdoorsman and I found that I was interested in learning about nature more than supernature. I think mainly because it was real, and I could see it, touch it, hear it, and understand it.
To learn about the origins of life on this planet is the most fascinating journey I have ever been on. Everytime I read a passage by Dawkins, or Mayr, or Gould, or Shermer, or Shubin, or Diamond, or now Miller….I get chills. Just thinking about we homo being genetically related to bacteria… is a stunning revelation.
It just all falls into place and makes complete sense to me.
And I do not understand where any nihilism would ever come from. Purpose. That word that hangs up every creationist that cannot find the curiosity, interest and fascination with a purely natural world. I just do not get those people. How much more purpose can anyone neeed than to strive for a lifetime trying to comphrehend our natural world and what happened a few billion years ago, and continues to happen today?
I can think of little else that is so pleasurable to contemplate.
Spirits, angels, souls, miracles, prayers, ghosts, and heaven will just have to be for someone else, for it is far more dull to ponder the what if’s of the unimaginable than to ponder what actually did happen and how.
Thank you Dr. Miller for your contribution of ‘Finding Darwin’s God’ for it is outstanding.
And I cannot wait for the next exploration to begin when this one is done.
So much to learn, so little time.