by Michael L. Hawley
“Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight” examines two roadblocks in the search for truth, misconception and wishful thinking. As misconception blinds us to the truth, wishful thinking effectively hijacks our sense of reason. Did you know Darwin never claimed life evolved by chance, nor did he ever say, survival of the fittest? In the emotionally-charged evolution/creation controversy, truth often plays second fiddle to what we want to be true. Theologian Augustine of Hippo warned Christians sixteen hundred years ago against “making unreasonable claims about nature as we call upon Scripture.” Oh, and creation science has a dirty little secret.