Moorad Alexanian wrote:
> I believe God can create as He pleases. I suppose that would also mean that
> God is in total control of the weather. People who say that God would not
> deceive us, for instance, with a young earth---which I do not believe
> in--would have to address the issue of why God is attempting to deceive us
> when it comes to the weather and evolution.
I don't understand this at all. Who says that God is "attempting to
deceive us" about weather or evolution?
> Scientists believe that long
> weather predication is impossible since one is dealing with deterministic
> chaos. It is for this reason that when it comes to studying the past I opt
> out since we really do not know how to handle that except by good forensic
> type scientific reasrarch.
We can't expect to know the precise position and velocity of a given
star in our galaxy 5 x 10^9 years ago, but it's reasonable to think that
astrophysicists will be able to gain a pretty good understanding of what the
galaxy as a whole was like then. The situation is similar with biological
evolution. We may be able to learn what the general condition of hominids was
10^6 years ago even though we can't learn what a specific one of my ancestors
10^6 years ago today had for breakfast. Nobody expects or indeed wants detail of
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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