Re: Predicting eyes

David Campbell (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 15:42:16 -0400

> David says,
>>Certainly God created all of them, but I do not believe that He would go to
>>such great lengths to make it appear as though the organisms had common
>>ancestry and had changed over time if He had not created them via
>>evolutionary processes.
> What about progressive creation by periodically modifying (by addition
>or transformation) some of the genetic material in existing organisms, to
>make a modified organism or a new species.
I'm not sure there is a difference between what I'm suggesting and what
you're suggesting, except possibly the role of selection. Any thoughts?

>>There seems to be little
>>serious consideration of the possibility that God can design through
>>evolution among intelligent design advocates.
> A "genetic modification" version of progressive creation seems
>consistent with ID. Does anyone know how common this belief is among
>advocates of ID, compared with "special creation" to bridge the really big
>gaps? (with either mechanism, micro-evolution could fill in the details)
>To me, modifications of previously existing species makes more sense
>scientifically, and it also fits with how God works theologically. (working
>with situations as-is,...)

My range of ID reading isn't enough to answer this, but there seems to be
something of a range of views as to what gaps require miracles. I'd be
interested in a better answer than mine to this question.

David Campbell