“Has it really?” he replies.
“Of course,” you answer. “All good scientists believe that. Besides, there’s all sorts of evidence that everything came about by evolution.1”
“One question,” he begins, “do you even believe in things like the laws of science, logic, and mathematics?”
“Of course I do,” you say, not sure what he is getting at.
“So you believe that there are laws governing how matter and
concepts work that are constant at all times, in all places, for all people?”
“Well, I don’t know about that…”
“Then how do you live your life? Do you ever wake up in the morning worried that gravity may have stopped working? Do you ever hit yourself on the head on purpose to see if maybe it will feel good this time? Can contradictions be true? If contradictions are true, then they are also false! How would it be object-tively wrong if you paid 5 dollars with a 20-dollar bill and got only 1 dollar back in change? Maybe mathematical laws aren’t the same for all bankers.2 You see, you do live like there are constant laws that will never change.”
You think for a moment to take it all in. “Okay, I get your point.”
“Here’s another question: are these universal, unchanging laws material or immaterial? Can you see, hear, smell, taste, or touch a law of logic?”
“I guess not,” you reply. Go to page 33.
1 – For evidence
against evolution go to www.answersingenesis.org, 2 – Examples from www.proofthatgodexists.org