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Furthermore, if we were the product of a purely random processes then we have good reason to doubt our mental faculties when it comes to knowing the truth. Because our mental faculties would be the result of a random evolutionary process which is aimed, not at producing true beliefs, but at mere survival.
But if that were the case then why should we trust the idea that we are the product of purely random factors?
But in so doing it cannot explain where the ‘project’ of human persons comes from, nor their inner origin, nor their particular nature.
It would be a mistake, for example, to take a work as rich as the Bible in symbolism and literary figures as if it were always relating history in the manner that we in our culture are accustomed to.
Consider an analogy: Suppose that after a thorough and lengthy scientific investigation of the Mona Lisa, I concluded that it was the result of innumerable collisions of paint and canvas which gradually went from indecipherable shapes and colors to a beautiful and intriguing picture of a woman. That is, in fact, what the Mona Lisa is and how it developed.
But it by no means disproves nor makes unnecessary Leonardo Da Vinci as the painter behind the painting.
The theory of evolution proposes an explanation for how life in general and mankind in particular arose.
It holds that that there was a long period in which natural processes gave rise to life and to the different life forms on earth. As the omnipotent Creator, he is free to create either quickly or slowly and either directly or through intermediate processes that he sets up.
Much less should we expect it to offer a scientific account of things.