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

From: Howard J. Van Till (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 12:14:12 EDT

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    >From: "Ted Davis" <>

    > 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.


    Good book, good review.

    As I noted in another posting, however....

     Ken Miller rejects supernaturalism in the arena of biological evolution,
    but retains it in other places. My own approach has been similar:
    form-conferring intervention is unnecessary in the formational history of
    the creation, but intervention is not thereby ruled out in other arenas of
    the human experience. Griffin's criticism of this is that it is
    inconsistent, and I think he has a valid point. He prefers a consistently
    non-supernaturalistic approach, as offered in his book, Reenchantment
    Without Supernaturalism.

    It would be interesting to see what Miller would say in response to Griffin
    on the matter of consistency.


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