Truth is, these “explanations” are the best you can do if you will not entertain the possibility that the imago Dei, the image of God implanted in humans, is what makes us distinct from animals and makes us capable of appreciating truth, beauty, and goodness. It’s what gave Bach his creative genius for us to appreciate.
If you ignore this reality, the result is what philosopher David Stove once called a “ridiculous slander” of human beings — the kind of slander that becomes obvious if you would simply listen.
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Drake Bennett, “Survival of the Harmonious,” Boston Globe, 3 September 2006.
Jason Rosenhouse, “The Altruism Equation,” Evolutionblog, 19 September 2006.
Randy Dotinga, “Music Makes Your Brain Happy,” Wired, 23 August 2006.
BreakPoint Commentary No. 060823, “Of Rats and Men: Darwinian Fairytales.”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 021230, “So Close... So Far: The Blank Slate and Human Nature.”