Re: Science of the Gaps (Re: God acting in creation #4+++)

From: george murphy (
Date: Sun Dec 23 2001 - 21:53:08 EST

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    Walter Hicks wrote:

    > Well stated, George.
    > How might one obtain copies of PCSF? I can only find a few articles
    > on the web.
    > Walt

            Thanks. The asa homepage ( has a link to a list of
    libraries that have the journal
    & many articles, including the one I noted below, can be accessed
    through the "Dynamic Directory of PSCF articles." This one is PSCF3-01



    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Interface"

    George murphy wrote:

    >> 1) Scientists qua scientists say nothing at all about how God
    >> acts but only about how natural processes occur within the world.
    >> Speaking about how God does or does not act in relation to those
    >> processes is a matter of theology rather than natural science.
    >> 2) I have not said that suggestions of God's direct action
    >> outside "the limits of the patterns characterizing natural
    >> processes" is invalid but IMO the best theological approach,
    >> consistent with the belief that God's character is revealed most
    >> fully in the cross, is to emphasize that God does, as much as
    >> possible, act withinin those limits. For more detail see my article
    >> "Chiasmic Cosmology and Creation's Functional Integrity" in the
    >> March 2001 PSCF.
    >> 3) Certainty God interacts with the universe. The question at
    >> issue here has been "How?"
    >> Shalom,
    >> George
    >> George L. Murphy
    >> "The Science-Theology Interface"
    > --
    > ===================================
    > Walt Hicks <>
    > In any consistent theory, there must
    > exist true but not provable statements.
    > (Godel's Theorem)
    > You can only find the truth with logic
    > If you have already found the truth
    > without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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