Re: Science Education and the Church

From: Jan de Koning (
Date: Tue May 21 2002 - 16:42:02 EDT

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    At 02:27 PM 21/05/02 -0400, Walter Hicks wrote:

    >I again quote what Morris has published:
    >"The essence of evolution, of course, is randomness. The evolutionary
    >process supposedly began with random particles and has continued by
    >random aggregations of matter and then random mutations of

    Okay, again. "Randomness" is in the hands of God according to the
    Bible. Nothing happens outside His will. That is why I completely reject
    Morris's definition of evolution. Morris "seems" to think, that if you say
    that something happens randomly, then it happens randomly. As Christians
    we believe that no process whatsoever is happening randomly. Not even
    gambling. That too is in the hands of our Lord, even though the gamblers
    don't believe it. A Christian believes that nothing happens outside God's

    >If this is not the correct _scientific_ understanding of evolution, then
    >where is it wrong? and if it is wrong, then should it not be corrected
    >_scientifically_ (not theologically).

    Where do Christians working in science use this "new" (for Christians)
    definition? That non-Christians define concepts incorrectly is nothing
    new. That happened in Paradise already.

    Jan de K.

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