Once again, I’m pointing you in the direction of my friend Paul’s blog. His latest post discusses a recent opinion piece in the USA Today, which argues that evolution, rather than God, accounts for human morality. Paul identifies the premise of the article that underlies so many discussions of science and religion—and one often shared by both atheists and believers:
That assumption is: If it is possible to understand human altruism from a biological point of view, then the biological point of view must be both necessary and sufficient.
I am writing about this because it’s another God-of-the-gaps thing (see my last post): Human goodness is due to God or it’s due to biology. If a certain — IMO weak — understanding of God can’t explain morality, then it must be evolution.