Is Everyone a Creationist?

on September 4, 2009

An online news report suggests that humans may be primed to believe in creation.

A recent study* of how people think about nature echoes the truth of Romans 1:20—the Creator is “clearly seen . . . by the things that are made.”

Researchers showed people a series of statements about nature and asked if they agreed or disagreed. Each statement implied a beneficial purpose behind what we see. For example, “The earth has an ozone layer in order to protect it from UV rays.”

People tended to agree. But if nature has no Creator, then these statements would be false. If the ozone layer, for example, resulted from natural processes, then the earth’s features could not be designed to protect us.

An online news report by NewScientist suggested, “Humans may be primed to believe in creation.”** That should come as no surprise to creationists. —TCW

* D. Kelemen and E. Rosset, “The Human Function Compunction: Teleological Explanation in Adults,” Cognition 111:138–143.

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