Re: Comments on Crews' review (NY Review of Books) and an alternative view

From: Howard J. Van Till (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 09:15:05 EDT

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    Just got back to my computer. My comments were based on Part I only. Will
    look at Part II + your review and get back to you.


    >From: "Ted Davis" <>

    > 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.
    > Happy reading,
    > Ted Davis

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