While it appears that most of the folks on this list are believers in macro-
evolution, it seems pretty clear that the influential folks like Jim Dobson and
Charles Colson are throwing down the gauntlet to the ASA on this one -- with
the help of Philip Johnson. And I find that I side with them because of the
very point Behe makes about irreducible complexity and Johnson's point about thelack of a mechanism to produce complexity out of simplicity -- unless, of
course, you resort to the God of the gaps. And it seems that the real problem
is indeed the total lack of evidence for anything truly simple.
Heaven forbid that this would start another round on origins! The point I am
making is that I think it would be counter-productive for ASA to write a
response to Citizen that includes any speculation whatsoever. An honest
admission of the weaknesses in evolutionary theory and a statement about a
number of people of faith who are believers in macro-evolution would seem to me
to be the best you could do. I suspect that Behe and the FOTF folks will be
looking long and hard at the fall forum at Biola.