No. Those who believe in evolution recognize that altruism exists, and in an effort to create post hoc theories for its existence, they must either redefine altruism, revive classic Lamarckism, disregard their own definitions of what evolution means or some chimera Frankenstein fantasy combination of all three distractions.
Many of you know that this is a blog dedicated to the truth of God’s eternal revelation. As a recovering evidentialist and aspiring presuppositionalist, it is my intent to always revere Christ Jesus as the authority in all matters and not put the God-denier in the judge’s seat as if he/she can correctly judge evidence in accordance with a perfect perception of reality. Only God has a perfect perception of all of reality, but God, who is the source of all knowledge, has revealed some of his knowledge so that we can know those things with certainty (Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge). So, without humble submission to the Eternal Monarch, justified true beliefs are not possible for the God-denier. This article could have been very short: Does a mechanism which purportedly replaces God (evolution) sufficiently account for behaviors that God commands (altruism)? No – evolution cannot account for altruism. So, evolutionists are wrong about altruism being consistent with evolution not only because of the Christian worldview…
- God’s Revelation in creation and scripture are true
- Evolutionism is discordant with God’s Revelation
…but evolutionists are ALSO wrong about altruism because of the inherent contradictions contained within their own worldview
- Altruism is selfless
- Evolutionary biologists propose that genes are selfish
- Genes are unchanged by learned behaviors
- Altruism is a learned behavior
- Natural selection is survival of the fittest
- Altruism is artificial intrusion that prevents the least fit from succumbing to natural selection
This article entered into the worldview of the God-denier and using their own assumptions, their own research, and their own conclusions to show that they cannot account for altruistic behaviors as a result of evolutionary processes. To be clear, they cannot account for ANYTHING without humble submission to the LORD of glory, who is worthy of all praise.
Comment: I don’t see the contradiction in the evolutionists worldview. Maybe altruism is a meme spread by a conspiracy, maybe altruism is the result of a Fall.