Re: Mere Creation conference

Keith B Miller (
Thu, 21 Nov 96 21:30 CST

Russ Maatman wrote:

>What interests me is where all this leads. A large number of Christian
>intellectuals who are not knowledgeable in the natural sciences have
>assumed that Darwinism is the way to go. They have found ways that (they
>think) make it possible to harmonize the Bible and natural science. They
>are used to criticisms from Christian theologians. But a new thing is this:
>_scientists_ are beginning to undercut the general evolutionary theory. It
>is one thing for Christian intellectuals not knowledgeable in the natural
>sciences to parry the arguments of Christian theologians; it is quite
>another to answer the Mike Behes of the scientific world.

Please, recognize the scholarship and expertise of your brothers and
sisters in Christ with whom you disagree. The Christian scientists I know
that accept the general theory of evolution are very competent and
knowledgeable scientists. Disparaging the competence of those with whom
you disagree serves no purpose other than to drive yet more wedges into the
body of Christ. I accept the general theory of evolution and consider
myself competent in my field of paleobiology and Earth history. The data
from those fields is simply overwhelming in favor of macroevolutionary
change and common descent.

In Christ:


Keith B. Miller
Department of Geology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506