• David Lee Brown

Evolutionary Mysticism & the Escalation of the Gaia Myth

The problem with evolutionary science today is that for all their posturing about science being the answer to all things, they still rely on unprovable theory and New Age mysticism. They have no testable and repeatable evidence, so they grasp at the absurd and hold on for dear life. Case-in-point: The astronomer, and planetary scientist Gregory Matloff states that his mentor Evan Harris Walker, “was the first to propose a theory of the nature of consciousness tied to quantum mechanics and based on quantitative physical and neurophysiological data.” [1] In other words, everything, including atomic particles, molecules, rocks, planets, stars and galaxies have some sort of rudimentary consciousness.

The absurd notion that the earth is alive in a rudimentary fashion was first proposed by the Scottish geologist, James Hutton in the 1700s. He came to this conclusion, that was quite unpopular, because the “Earth is able to maintain conditions that are favorable for life to survive on it, and that it is the living things on Earth that give the planet this ability.” [2] I think the more logical reason the Earth can maintain conditions and even repair damage, is because God designed it that way. The evidence of design is clearly seen, but an evolutionist would rebut, “I see the work of billions of years of cosmological and planetary evolution.” Unfortunately for them, all the testable and repeatable natural laws are on the side of creationism. The Law of Biogenesis and genetic heredity for living things, the Law of planetary motion, the Laws of thermodynamics, the Laws of motion, among others, that clearly point to “In the beginning God created…” in Genesis1:1.

Physicist Jake Hebert states that Matloff has proposed that some stars can consciously move in accordance with their own will. [3] That would defy commonly used laws that require stellar bodies to be inanimate and existing in compliance with known cosmological laws. This belief that everything is alive and has some sort of rudimentary consciousness is called “panpsychism” and includes everything down to the particle level (quarks, leptons, etc.).

Evolutionary scientists have no proof of anything and in Matoff’s article he has a bold banner that states, “The Evidence” and then proceeds to provide no evidence that makes any sense - galaxies eating dwarf galaxies – that’s his evidence? The truth is, evolutionists have nothing, no evidence, so they manufacture “science” that sounds plausible to the uninitiated, but absolutely absurd to those that know a little about science. They do this because, if they admit there is a God, then they will be subject to that God. They fear that their free-will will be gone and they will have to follow God’s will. That’s not true according to scripture though. Only Christians are truly free. See, “The Devil Made Me Do It?” [4]

I willingly serve my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I choose to serve Him because I love and trust Him and trust the Bible. See, “Why Trust the Bible?!” [5] I am not controlled by my God or my religion, I control myself – including the ability to relinquish control to my Lord and Savior. I choose to give Him control, not because I’m controlled, but because I’m free. I freely give Him all the power and glory, my life and my will.

“But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” Romans 6:17-18


[1] Greg Matloff, Edge Science, last modified March 2017, http://gregmatloff.com/Edge%20Science%20Matloff-ES29.pdf.

[2] "Gaia Hypothesis - Humans, Examples, Body, Used, Water, Process, Earth, Life," Science Clarified, accessed April 24, 2018, http://www.scienceclarified.com/Ex-Ga/Gaia-Hypothesis.html.

[3] Jake Hebert, Ph.D., "Evolutionary Mysticism and the End of Science," Home | The Institute for Creation Research, last modified April 2018, http://www.icr.org/article/evolutionary-mysticism-end-of-science/.

[4] David L. Brown, "The Devil Made Me Do It?" Biblical Faith & Reasoning, last modified January 31, 2015, https://www.davidleebrown-christianauthor.com/single-post/2015/01/31/The-Devil-Made-Me-Do-It.

[5] David L. Brown, "Why Trust the Bible?!," Biblical Faith & Reasoning, last modified September 19, 2015, https://www.davidleebrown-christianauthor.com/single-post/2015/09/19/Why-Trust-the-Bible.