It is a frequent argument of Darwinist apologists that critics of Darwinism are unqualified to criticize evolutionary theory because they lack the credentials or training. I would also assert a corollary,(1) if this argument is accepted: one can only accept the whole of Darwinism with sufficient training.
I assert this, because of my fallible view of human beings that is predicated upon a biblical view of human beings–we are utterly flawed, biased, hypocritical, and yes, sinful. Darwinists tend to believe in the notion of “good people.” Scientists are venerated as an ultimate class of “good people.”
“…No one is good—except God alone…”(2)
So, I assert that Darwinian scientists are not beyond reproach or criticism. Science can be a useful tool. It can also be a method of control and a means by which to obtain power and influence. Similar criticisms can be leveled at the priesthood of religion.
So, I say, if you say that people cannot criticize Darwinism without sufficient training, then you cannot accept Darwinism without sufficient training. That is, if you believe that man is good, trustworthy, unbiased, and un-hypocritical, you can freely accept the assertions of Darwinian scientists, if not you can criticize freely.