What are the strongest secular arguments against materialism and evolution?

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Evolution, in the atom-to-human sense (not to be confused with simple genetic variation, which is confined to syngameons [kinds], and goes nowhere):

>Is not scientific since it has never been observed or experimentally proven.

>Is not logical, nor can it be true, since it violates several laws such as

-the law of biogenesis (life can only arise from preexisting life)

-the second law of thermodynamics (things left on their own become disordered, not ordered)

- the law of information (functionally complex information can not arise or increase spontaneously)

-the law of probability (the information within living organisms is at an improbability equaling impossible)

-the laws of chemistry (prevent complex biomolecules from forming spontaneously, and if they should form, to degrade immediately)

>Cannot prove the origin of consciousness.

>Has never been proven by a necessary step-by-step biochemical progression.

>Is contradicted by the fossil record since there was a sudden profusion of life forms at the Cambrian period.

>Is contradicted by the fact that the supposed earliest life forms (3.5 billion years ago) are alive today in stromatolites unchanged from their precursors. Other creatures alive today (living fossils) look identical to their earliest fossil relatives.

>Cannot prove with specificity ANY of the millions of complex features of organisms, such as biochemical pathways, sight, flight, migration, synchronous appearance of opposite sexes, autonomic functions, instinct, the immune system . . . and on and on.

>Is absolutely defeated by the existence of free will: atoms, which are bound to obey chemical and physical laws, cannot have free will.

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#2
They cling to evolution because it fits their materialistic assumptions. If materialism is true (the postulate) then this is the only way it couldve happened. And since they just KNOW that materialism is true, then of course evolution HAS happened.
 
#4
They cling to evolution because it fits their materialistic assumptions. If materialism is true (the postulate) then this is the only way it couldve happened. And since they just KNOW that materialism is true, then of course evolution HAS happened.
Exactly. And since they know evolution is fundamental science (as sure as the law of gravity) because everyone says it is, they are locked in. No fair consideration of anything that contradicts that truth, like consciousness beyond atoms.
 
#7
Evolution:
http://ncu9nc.blogspot.com/p/articles-and-links-arranged-by-subject.html#articles_by_subject_id
Intelligent Design:​
Overviews​
FAQs​
Origin of Life​
Origin of Species ("Macro-Evolution")​
Human Origins​
Cosmology​
The Politics of Intelligent Design​
Materialism

Fallacies: Materialism is a rational philosophy.
https://sites.google.com/site/chs4o8pt/skeptical_fallacies#skeptical_fallacies_materialism_rational
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So the argument goes, people should reject non-materialist beliefs such as belief in the afterlife. Materialism is better because it is based on reason.​
But all those factors that make people irrational apply to materialists. So how can they trust materialism if it is supposedly based on reason or appeals to reason for it's validity when according to materialism, because of evolution, humans tend to be irrational?​
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Below I outline other ways materialism is self-defeating. These self-defeating flaws, as Edward Feser writes, show that materialism is incoherent and constitute examples of reducto ad absurdum and therefore demonstrate that materialism is false.​
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It is sometimes said by materialists that consciousness cannot be non-physical because it would be a violation of the law of conservation of energy for non-physical consciousness to influence the brain. But which is a bigger violation of the law of conservation of energy: non-physical consciousness influencing the brain or the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics (in which a new universe is created to reflect every quantum probability) or the multiverse theory (in which there are an infinite number of universes)? Both of those theories have been proposed to preserve materialism.​
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"So if materialism is true, then there is nothing about our thought processes that can make one thought a rational justification of another; for their physical and causal relations alone, and not their semantic and logical relations, determine which thought follows which."​
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more at the link...



Fallacies about Consciousness
https://sites.google.com/site/chs4o8pt/skeptical_fallacies#skeptical_fallacies_machine

Materialism cannot explain consciousness
http://ncu9nc.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-materialist-explanation-of.html
 
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