Monday 6 July 2015

Mutation Accumulation and Intelligence Decline as an hypothetical modern equivalent of God's destruction of the Tower of Babel

Who is in control of human destiny: God, or biology?

In other words, if post-industrial revolution mutation accumulation (aided by the inverse correlation between intelligence and fertility) will end global industrial civilization - is this ultimately a product of undirected natural selection, or is it part of divine destiny?

The answer is that it is part of divine destiny.

Biology is necessarily incomplete (it leaves out most of reality in its explanations), however we should also recognize that it does have some significant predictive validity. We cannot just forget about biology! Just that it only explains imperfectly a narrowish range of things.

So, how does the biological process of mutation accumulation fit into God's plan?

There are various possible way - but the simplest is probably that it is a Tower of Babel phenomenon: God is constraining Man's power, because He knows that Man will very probably misuse excessive power.

If Man had better used the power and capability generated since the industrial revolution (used prosperity for Christian goals), then perhaps things would have worked-out differently in ways we cannot comprehend - through non-biological factors, presumably,

However, we have misused our power - we have used power, efficiency, capability, prosperity, the abolition of absolute poverty etc - to deny God and adopt an anti-religion of moral inversion.

Clearly Man is now extremely corrupt, and will certainly abuse all his power, including any extra power he might gain - so Man must be, will be, stripped of power.

Mutation accumulation is a mechanism by which the Tower will be destroyed before any kind of ultimate spiritual catastrophe can occur (one mechanism among several).

I am not saying that the above is the correct explanation - probably it is not; but I offer it as the kind of explanation which includes both biology and Christianity.



August said...

God is the god of the living.

It is not something He is doing, but something that happens when people don't listen to Him.

He wants us to have life and have it more abundantly.

When we choose otherwise we end up choosing death. It is that simple. This is one of the things that bothers me about most moral arguments- we should point out the rules are there to create stable, happy families where children can grow strong.

BruceB. said...

"He wants us to have life and have it more abundantly. When we choose otherwise we end up choosing death."

Deuteronomy 30:15-19

“See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; in that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live”

Nathaniel said...

BruceB. -

Can't be true, we're too progressed! It must be merely a coincidence that the West is committing mass demographic society while turning away from God.