The Cultural Implications of Scientific Materialism Versus Intelligent Design
by John G. West, Jr.
To appreciate fully the cultural implications of intelligent design, one first must understand the cultural damage inflicted by scientific materialism, the paradigm it seeks to replace.
Scientific materialism claims that human beings can be wholly explained as the material products of biology, chemistry, and environment. While the roots of materialism reach back to ancient Greece, materialism became enshrined as the reigning philosophy of Western culture largely due to the work of Charles Darwin. Darwin made materialism credible by explain . . .
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