I address the deception question to those who often say that God would not
deceive us with appearances of a young earth. Moorad
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From: "george murphy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Moorad Alexanian" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Bill Payne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: Evolution and the Image of god
> Moorad Alexanian wrote:
> > I believe God can create as He pleases. I suppose that would also mean
> > God is in total control of the weather. People who say that God would
> > 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
> > when it comes to the weather and evolution.
> I don't understand this at all. Who says that God is "attempting
> deceive us" about weather or evolution?
> > Scientists believe that long
> > weather predication is impossible since one is dealing with
> > chaos. It is for this reason that when it comes to studying the past I
> > out since we really do not know how to handle that except by good
> > type scientific reasrarch.
> We can't expect to know the precise position and velocity of a
> 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
> 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
> 10^6 years ago even though we can't learn what a specific one of my
> 10^6 years ago today had for breakfast. Nobody expects or indeed wants
> that sort.
> George L. Murphy
> "The Science-Theology Interface"
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