Re: Fall of evolved man
Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Thu, 06 Nov 1997 12:19:24 -0500 (EST)
At 03:39 PM 11/4/97 -0800, Gordon Tisher wrote:
>On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Karen G. Jensen wrote:
>> Matthew 19:4 and even Genesis 1:26-27 dib't tell _how_ God created mankind,
>> but does Genesis 2:7 sound like evolution, or personal, loving creation?
>> And Genesis 2:21-23 -- again personal, and very creative, showing us that
>> God's thoughts and His ways are very different from what we might imagine
>> (Isaiah 55:8-9).
>I would venture to assume that you believe that God created you in a
>personal, loving manner. How did He do so? By controlling the "random"
>combinations of sperm and egg, and all the development after that, which
>all took place using perfectly "natural" processes, yet those same
>processes are under the control of our personal, loving God.
>One can view evolution in the same way. All the mechanisms of evolution
>are "random" and "nautural", yet God personally and lovingly directs them
>to His own ends. As Polkinghorne says, the laws of nature are a
>reflection of the faithfulness of God.
>It has always struck me funny how people insist on rabbit-out-of-hat
>creation of the entire Universe, but recognize the use of "natural"
>processes in the creation of individual humans. I don't see no knitting
>needles in there, do you?
There is one way to visualize what you are saying and it is through
deterministic chaos where events may appear to be governed by probabilities
but are actually governed by determinism---they appear "random" to us but
are truly determined.