I do not share Howard Van Till's enthusiasm for Frederick C. Crews' review
of Ken Miller, Finding Darwin's God, and several other works. Mainly I find
his review unwilling to take seriously the idea on which the ASA is based,
namely that genuine biblical religion, with belief in a God who exists
before and apart from the creation, can make sense of the world of science.
Crews simply *assumes* that science couples well only with irreligion, and I
reject that assumption not only as a Christian with a knowledge of science
but also as an historian with a knowledge of Christianity and science.
As an alternative perspective on the book Crews liked least (I would
judge), that by Brown University biologist Ken Miller, I have attached the
review I published in the latest HPS/ASA newsletter, forthcoming in Reports
of the National Center for Science Education. It's a wordperfect document,
unfortunately, so some may not be able to decipher it.
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