Re: Critique of ID & No Free Lunch

From: Dick Fischer (dickfischer@genesisproclaimed.org)
Date: Mon Oct 21 2002 - 14:45:39 EDT

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    Josh Bembenek wrote:

    >IMO ID is perfectly compatible with a theory which states that
    >initial conditions held all capacity to derive life given by God.

    The point of departure is "intervention." TE denies it. ID demands
    it. So "perfectly compatible," they are not.

    If you read Genesis 1 carefully you will see that the Hebrew word bara for
    "create" is used in three specific instances. God created the "heaven and
    earth" (Gen. 1:1), God created sea life (Gen. 1:21), and God created Adam
    (Gen. 1:27). God also commanded: "let the earth (land) bring forth" (Gen.
    1:11), and "let the waters bring forth" (Gen. 1:20), clearly delegating and
    delineating between his personal acts of creation and the impersonal acts
    of nature.

    Postulating intermediate specific acts of special creation is without
    scriptural support. Since there is no evidence for ID, and Scripture
    doesn't require it, who needs it?

    Dick Fischer - Genesis Proclaimed Association
    "Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History"
    www.genesisproclaimed.org



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