Gene Veith links to an interesting Washington Post story about language written in our DNA. Veith points out with interest how the scientists interviewed in the piece use terms like “translation,” “read,” “instruction,” “message” and references to genetic punctuation marks. That language implies a Speaker, i.e., a Creator. Of course, don’t tell the Washington Post or the scientists that.

What’s more, the story constantly refers to evolution as having done these things, as if a random process had some sort of decision-making or goal-seeking capacity. You can take out the word “evolution” and insert “God” with very little confusion or disruption. Indeed, that is what evolution is “designed” (by its creators-note the small”c”) to do. It is simply a substitute for God and just as faith-based.

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