You may wonder what the title of this article means. “Atheist “About”” is a rather curious title. So, what does it mean? Well, for me it highlights how atheists, when confronted with the irreducible complexity of the world, revert to non-scientific claims to support their beliefs. This is a complete “About Turn” on behalf of the atheists.

One such example that really made me shake my head in disbelief came from David Attenborough, that famous nature-show narrator. I love how Attenborough narrates but it turns out that his faith is completely misplaced. Here is a quote from Attenborough. Pay close attention to what this “man of science” argues with.

“When Creationists talk about God creating every individual species as a separate act, they always instance hummingbirds, or orchids, sunflowers and beautiful things.

“But I tend to think instead of a parasitic worm that is boring through the eye of a boy sitting on the bank of a river in West Africa, [a worm] that’s going to make him blind.

“And [I ask them], “Are you telling me that the God you believe in, who you also say is an all- merciful God, who cares for each one of us individually, are you saying that God created this worm that can live in no other way than in an innocent child’s eyeball? Because that doesn’t seem to me to coincide with a God who’s full of mercy.””[1]

Did you catch the contradiction?

Here is a man that tells creationist and intelligent design organizations that their arguments are based on theology instead of science. Here claims that scientific arguments should be used for scientists. However, where is the science in his argument here. As far as I can tell, he is saying that creationists use scientific models (first sentence of his quote) while he goes off on a theological argument.

How come this man of science’s best argument against creation is a theological argument? That seems pretty contradictory and if we were to apply the same logic he uses then we would have to completely disregard his argument. He said it, not me!



[1] Buchanan, M, Wild, Wild Life, Sydney Morning Herald, The Guide, p. 6, 24 March 2003.