Re: asa-digest V1 #1308

John W. Burgeson (
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 14:06:16 -0600

Glenn Morton wrote recently:

"I am on good terms with Paul Nelson but we differ deeply.I think the
saddest statement in their part was their characterization of theistic
evolutionists. They wrote:

"Theistic evolution is not the result of some stupidity, but a creative
failure. Such people, for whatever reason, cannot see beyond the bounds
their training or their own philosophic and theological commitments to
seriously consider other possibilities." Paul Nelson and John Mark
Reynolds, "Young Earth Creationism," in J. P. Moreland and John Mark
Reynolds, editors, Three Views on Creation and Evolution, (Grand Rapids:
Zondervan, 1999), p. 46"

Describing that as the "saddest" seems to me to be overkill, my friend.

I would not agree with their statement, as it is far too inclusive. That
it does describe SOME TEs seems most reasonable, however.

Among those it does NOT describe (IMHO) are George Murphy and Howard Van

Does it describe Glenn Morton? I don't know. Possibly. You & I have
engaged in enough "chatter" over the past several years to lead me to
consider it a possibility.

Does it, with TE changed to PC, describe me? Possibly.

We are all fallible humans.



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