Re: Definition of "Species"

From: george murphy (
Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 15:32:58 EST

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    Jan de Koning wrote:

    > At 01:20 PM 20/02/02 -0500, george murphy wrote:
    > >gordon brown wrote:
    > >........................................
    > >
    > > > If God is sovereign, whatever happens is intelligently designed, no matter
    > > > how directly or
    > > > indirectly God is involved.
    > >
    > > Yes. But if God limits divine action (i.e., does not make full
    > > use of
    > >sovereignty) to what can be accomplished through natural processes, then
    > >things may not be _optimally_ designed. & it may even be that - within this
    > >constraint - it will not be possible to design things to accomplish some goal.
    > I don't think that God limits His actions, and who are we to say that God
    > did not design optimally....Who are we to judge if God is intelligent? For
    > me talking about God's "intelligence" sounds like blasphemy.

            Clearly God did limit his actions in the Incarnation - e.g., Mt.26:53-54.
    The question then is whether this was simply a temporary expedient or a revelation
    of the character of God. I think that it was the latter.



    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Interface"

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