>>>Oxymoron: “Evolutionary Thinking”

Oxymoron: “Evolutionary Thinking”

By |2014-09-25T16:36:03+00:00February 18th, 2011|Blog|

I have always gotten a kick out of oxymorons!  Webster defines oxymoron as “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words: something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements.”

Words or phrases such as:

  • Act naturally
  • Found missing
  • Resident alien
  • Advanced basic
  • Think out loud
  • Genuine imitation
  • Same difference
  • Vegetarian meatball
  • Almost exactly
  • We’re alone
  • Thank God I’m an atheist
  • Whole piece
  • Microsoft works

Ok, I know that last one will offend some of you that haven’t made the transition to Mac yet, but it is amazing how many things we say every day that don’t really make sense.

One oxymoron that I hear on a regular basis is “Evolutionary Thinking.” You might not get it at first, but that is an oxymoron! If evolution were true, then we are nothing more than matter in motion. Ideas and thoughts are not really ideas or thoughts at all, they are simply chemical reactions that occur in our brain. Therefore, we do not really think, we simply react. The very idea of thought itself is contrary to the concept of evolution, but is consistent with a Creator who wants to have a relationship with His creation. Without thought, we would be robots unable to give praise and glory of our own free will to our creator.

About the Author:

Eric Hovind grew up immersed in the world of apologetics and following college graduation in 1999, he began full-time ministry. President and Founder of Pensacola-based organization, Creation Today, Eric’s passion to reach people with the life-changing message of the Gospel has driven him to speak in five foreign countries and all fifty states. He lives in Pensacola, Florida with his wife Tanya and three children and remains excited about the tremendous opportunity to lead an apologetics ministry in the war against evolution and humanism.