Copy of: Letter to the editor

John W. Burgeson (
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 11:46:30 -0500

Just FYI -- this is a letter I sent to a local
newspaper Monday after reading a
"creation/evolution" article in Sunday's paper.

It was published today as written.

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From: John W. Burgeson, 73531,1501
TO: Bill Roberts,
DATE: 12/7/98 10:58 AM

RE: Copy of: Letter to the editor

Following up on Charlie Langdon's article (Sunday 12/6)
on "Creation/Evolution," two comments may be helpful:

1. The important issue, of course, is not "creation vs evolution" but
"purpose vs accidentalism."

2. There is a web site, sponsored by the American Scientific Affiliation,
a 50 year old organization of scientists who are also Christians, which
attempts , on an ongoing basis, to focus the issues and allow all sides
room for reasoned discussion. Among ASA members are theistic
evolutionists, progressive creationists, a few young-earth advocates and
many more members who are open to consideration of all origins arguments.

The web site is at

An ongoing discussion group, the ASA LISTSERV, is maintained; directions
for finding it are on the web site.

John W. Burgeson
Durango, Colorado