Re: Alvin Plantinga's paper

Adam Crowl (
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 02:10:03 PST

Hi Keith

>Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 21:53:04 -0600
>From: (Keith B Miller)
>Subject: Re: Alvin Plantinga's paper
>I do not now have the time or energy for an extended rebuttal to
>Plantinga's argument. I will just state that if we must avoid teaching
>subject matter that will offend or challenge the religious views of a
>of citizens, then we will end up teaching nothing.

>I find it interesting that Christians who would otherwise deplore
>relativism, suddenly sound very relativistic when it comes to the issue
>evolutionary history. One of the basic assumptions of science is that
>there is a real objective reality that we are seeking to understand.

Something that post-modernists find very hard to imagine - an objective

>Plantinga states near the end of his paper that evolution should be
>"conditionally." But no scientific statement is "unconditional."
>can by its nature make no statement of absolute fact. Even the
>"the Sun revolves around the Earth" is not a statement of absolute
>but a theoretical understanding of the solar system which is held with
>great confidence

OOPS!!! "the Sun revolves around the Earth"?????

That's a whole other issue that is insidiously creeping back into


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