Keith B Miller wrote (quoting Adrian Teo):
> >All of which I don't deny. I am NOT saying that Christian evolutionists are
> >necessarily any less orthodox in their theology than others. But at this
> >point, I fail to see how the doctrine of original sin can be reconciled with
> >a purely evolutionary framework that denies the special creation of humans.
> >The reason is because there is no satisfactory account of how physical
> >processes can lead to the emergence of our moral capacity and
> >self-determination, which are necessary for Adam to have sinned.
Well, what is the "satisfactory account" of how special creation gives us
"moral capacity and
self-determination"? It is simply a statement that God gave us those
capacities. & of course that's true - just as God gave us hands & feet & eyes.
A Christian understanding of evolution says that God has done all that mediately,
through natural processes - & has to admit that at this point there are a lot of
things we don't understand about how that happened.
Which is simply to say that pointing to a lack of understanding of how
our moral capacity arose as an argument for "special" (i.e., non-evolutionary)
creation is just a variant of the God of the gaps argument.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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