Re: Intelligent design vs. natural selection

Glenn Morton (
Mon, 08 Sep 1997 20:00:39 -0500

At 12:36 PM 9/8/97 -0400, David Campbell wrote:

> I don't think it's safe to say "no naturalistic explanation is
>possible." Some atheists express excessive confidence that they will be
>found, but that does not justify the reverse error. Since God is
>omnipotent, He could have caused life to arise by the secondary cause of
>natural laws.

I would like to point out that Genesis 1:11 has God commanding a secondary
process to produce life. The verse:

"Then God said, 'Let the LAND produce vegetation:..."

To me this is clearly God using secondary causation. When on considers that
Cairns-Smith has proposed an origin of life scenario in which clay plays a
major role, one must wonder.


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