To the editor:
Professor Leonard Krishtalka has a significant problem with his reliance on reason. He recently criticized the new pope because “explanations of how the natural world works is the province of … reason not dogma,” thus discounting religion.
C. S. Lewis stated Krishtalka’s problem this way: “The whole picture professes to depend on inferences from observed facts. Unless inference is valid, the whole picture disappears. Unless we can be sure that reality in the remotest nebula or the remotest part obeys the thought laws of the human scientist here and now in his laboratory — in other words, unless Reason is an absolute — all is in ruins. Yet those who ask me to believe this world picture also ask me to believe that Reason is simply the unforeseen and unintended byproduct of mindless matter at one stage of its endless and aimless becoming.”
In other words, as a consistent evolutionist Professor Krishtalka believes his own reason is the byproduct of mindless matter. Why should anyone trust the testimony of mindless matter?