Re: >Re: >RE: What does ID mean?

Thu, 23 Apr 1998 11:02:18 -0700 (PDT)

Ed (EGM) wrote

> Now my question. Are we humans still evolving (speciating into some
> other species)?

Humans are undoubtedly still evolving, in the sense that the genetic
makeup of the human population is changing over time. Presumably
humans will eventually either evolve into one or more different
species or become extinct (barring exceptional events, like the end of
the universe). (By the way, I think "speciation" usually refers to
_splitting_ into more than one species; humans certainly aren't doing
that at the moment.)

> If the answer is in the affirmative, what about the
> man Jesus who lives today in flesh and blood, is he speciating too
> into another god (sounds like mormomism doesn't it)?

Individuals don't evolve, only populations -- except on Star Trek.

_Is_ Jesus living today in flesh and blood? (That's a real question --
I don't think orthodoxy requires any particular answer, but I'm not a
theologian.) If so, does he experience gravity? Does he get his hair
cut? Are these questions different in kind from the one you asked?

Steve Schaffner
'Conseille me, Kynde,' quod I, 'what craft be best to lerne?'
'Lerne to love,' quod Kynde, 'and leef alle othere.'
_Piers Plowman_