Atheists have always held a materialistic philosophy. But what does the evidence suggest? See a prominent atheist admits intelligent design probability.
Materialism: an Argument Against Intelligent Design
Atheists have constantly purported that there isn’t enough evidence supporting intelligent design. They have always posited a materialistic worldview, or materialism, explaining our world was created ONLY by natural causes. Materialism proposes that all of the complexity and intricacies we observe in our universe is merely a byproduct of natural processes.
Whether or not atheists want to admit it, there is substantial evidence supporting the intelligent design theory. Many characteristics of the universe we find ourselves in today cannot be explained away merely through materialistic processes. One example being the fine tuning of universal physical constants. When an atheist admits intelligent design, especially a prominent one, it is cause for analysis.
A Prominent Atheist Admits Intelligent Design Probability
One of the most well-known figures in the modern atheism movement is Richard Dawkins. He has been one of the most adamant and prolific atheist figureheads in our generation. With a bestselling book titled, “The God Delusion”, there is no doubt he has played a significant role in the proliferation of atheism.
However in an interview with Ben Stein, Dawkins appears to backpedal on the strictly naturalistic theory. When pressed by Stein about the nature of the universe and how it all started, Dawkins concedes to the possibility of it being created.
To quote Richard Dawkins directly from the video:
Well, it could come about in the following way: it could be that at some earlier time, somewhere in the universe, a civilization evolved by probably some kind of Darwinian means to a very, very high level of technology, and designed a form of life that they seeded onto, perhaps, this planet. Now that is a possibility, and an intriguing possibility. And I suppose it’s possible that you might find evidence for that if you look at the details of our chemistry, molecular biology, you might find a signature of some sort of designer, and that designer could well be a higher intelligence from elsewhere in the universe. But that higher intelligence would itself have had to have come about by some explicable, or ultimately explicable, process. It couldn’t have just jumped into existence spontaneously. That’s the point.
Watch Richard Dawkins’ full response to Ben Stein in the video below:
While Richard Dawkins doesn’t attribute the universe’s creation to an omniscient, omnipresent God, he does admit to the compelling argument of intelligent design. It is a significant occurrence when one of atheism’s most forefront thinkers entertains a creationist theory. Especially considering how militantly opposed to creationism Dawkins has been in the past.
If only from a logical frame, Richard Dawkins admits there could be validity to the intelligent design argument. What does that say about the theory? Perhaps the atheistic material view of the origins of the universe has less bearing than they let on.