David Attenborough on Creationist Critics

Nice David Attenborough response in The Guardian to the creationists who apparently send him hate mail,

Telling the magazine that he was asked why he did not give “credit” to God, Attenborough added: “They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator.”

Attenborough went further in his opposition to creationism, saying it was “terrible” when it was taught alongside evolution as an alternative perspective. “It’s like saying that two and two equals four, but if you wish to believe it, it could also be five … Evolution is not a theory; it is a fact, every bit as much as the historical fact that William the Conqueror landed in 1066.”

Ah, the problem of evil — or in this case, the problem of banal cruelty.

1 Response

  1. Shira May 17, 2009 / 12:38 pm

    The worm is an excellent example on his part.

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