Re: Evolution and the Image of god

From: Moorad Alexanian (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 09:02:30 EDT

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    I am referring to a "complete theory of the origin of man." I for one
    believe that the origin question is not a scientific question so I agree
    with you that there is no complete theory of the origin of man. But
    certainly there is, almost, a complete theory of superconductivity. Moorad

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    Subject: Re: Evolution and the Image of god

    > On Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:26:08 -0400 "Moorad
    > Alexanian<>" <> writes:
    > > Evolutionary theory is supposed to be a complete theory of the origin
    > > of man.
    > > As a purely scientific theory, there is not need to invoke a
    > > Creator.
    > > Accordingly, there is no way anyone can make any sense of created or
    > > evolved
    > > in the image of God in the context of the theory. A Christian who
    > > believes in
    > > both Christ and evolution can reconcile the two in his/her mind but
    > > that is
    > > about it. It may take all sorts of intellectual contortions but one
    > > can do
    > > that. Moorad
    > >
    > >
    > Moorad,
    > I have a grave problem with your claim that there is a "complete theory"
    > in science, any field. One way this is a possible claim is with the
    > assumption of scientism, which is a nonsense theory because the basis of
    > the scientific approach cannot be justified scientifically. Further,
    > given every possible scientific explanation for an event, they are not so
    > comprehensive that nonscientific explanations are also available--both
    > "natural" and "supernatural." The other way this is possible is to
    > accept the deistic view that whatever is explained scientifically cannot
    > be ascribed to God's handiwork. Since the universe is held together by
    > Christ, this also cannot be held by a Christian who understands the
    > connection between what God does and what we study. If there is a further
    > basis for your claim, I don't think of it now. But I will confidently
    > predict that it can have no place in an adequate Christian view of doing
    > science.
    > Dave

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