Where is Neil deGrasse Tyson when you need him? Because I’d love to see the astrophysicist and “Cosmos” host give Creationist Darek Isaacs a verbal beatdown for comments he made during an online broadcast on Monday positing that evolutionary theory excuses rape.
According to Raw Story, during an episode of “Creation Today,” Isaacs said that he had read a lot of work by “purveyors of evolutionary thought” and found himself in a “very, very dark place.”
“You have to start asking questions,” he explained. “Well, if evolution is true, and it’s just all about the male propagating their DNA, we had to ask hard questions, like, well, is rape wrong?”
Like, well, YES. Isaacs seems to be missing the fact that evolutionary biology can be — and is — 100 percent true, but that doesn’t mean human beings must be slaves to it. Humanity has adapted and evolved in a multitude of ways, influenced by the environment, culture, etc. and along the way we’ve defined our morals and values — doing so is part of evolution. As Hemant Mehta put it at Patheos, “Or maybe evolution is a description of how things are, not a prescription for how they ought to be.”
If Isaac’s ridiculous line of thinking proves anything, it’s that some people still have some catching up to do. [Raw Story]