Re: Once again...ID

George Murphy (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 17:57:25 -0400

Howard J. Van Till wrote:
> Thanks, Garry, for your contributions to this discussion.
> Garry says: "But the uneasiness some of us feel derives from allowing
> indeterminism to drive the evolution of humans.... Yes, this trajectory
> through phase space [to homo sapiens] is "possible" in the sense of
> nomological possibility. But our feeling is that this possibility has such
> a low mathematical probability of actually being realized that God's
> intervention somewhere along the way is not only probable but required."
> Comment: Yes, we feel uneasy (perhaps because of our homocentrism), but
> perhaps there are numerous morally capable and responsible species in
> genomic phase space, of which we are just one. Perhaps the arrival of homo
> sapiens was not inevitable, but the probability of at least one of those
> potential species becoming actualized is practically equal to one.

This is the point I was trying to make: _If_ indeed this
probability close to unity then the basic physical condition for
Incarnation is satisfied.

George L. Murphy