The Dongola Times

(Anachronistic) Dispatches from the Kingdom of Makuria.
13th of June, 2014

Neo-Darwinism in Sydney with a (GoPro) Camera

The age of ubiquitous cameras is amazing. This is how we have ended up having the Syrian war the most “socially-networked” war ever. The World watches the bombings almost live. (It would be outright weird if it genuinely became the age of wearable technology.)

But now it is cooler. I used to have to read Readers Digest to know what the sheer terror of a shark attack is like. Now I see it.

Even if that video were fake, it presents an interesting fake—a copy of an interesting phenomenon: that animals generally do not attack humans.

If you could stand to watch a video of a seal being torn apart by a Great White, you will note that the seal fights, too. It tries to get away, just like this guy did. This only triggers the shark’s predatory instinct, unless the victim is a human, in which case the shark freaks out.

The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. … And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal … for in the image of God has God made mankind.
— Genesis 9

We are unable to imagine a World where we were actually as merely-animal as Darwinism claims. In that World, we would be merely-food to a shark, and very easy food at that. But in this non-Darwinian World we live in, God endowed Man with His image, and that entails several things. Not just our absurdly non-animal intelligence, spirituality, arts, and culture, but also the fact that mere-animals respect us as the top of the food chain, simply by right, and not food for any animal.

Not because of things seen, such as muscles or ability to withstand the elements (all of which the mere-animals do better than us who are the God-animals), but because of things unseen. “God is Spirit,” as Jesus said. More-importantly, these qualities in Man that set him apart as the God-animal teach us a lot about God. This is what Paul wrote about the Darwinist heresy, prophesying a whole 2,000 years before[1] it showed up:
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles[2].
— Romans 1
Religion and culture, no less than an appreciation for music or a command of the sciences—these worthy things which God bestows upon all nations, which Abraham Kuyper wrongly thought of as “common grace”—are that image of God.

[1] Even 1 John prophecies the heresy of Islam.
[2] I can’t read this “… images made to look like a mortal human being …” without remembering the sub-human apes that have been drawn by the Darwinists to make their stupid case.