RE: Evolution wars

From: Adrian Teo (
Date: Wed Dec 18 2002 - 16:39:53 EST

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    In defense of no-longer-lurking Sheila, I think it is perfectly
    reasonable to infer from the bible and Christian tradition that there
    are certain modes of creation that is incompatible with God's action.
    For example, the notion of a gradual (quantitative incremental)
    creation of humans is clearly incompatible with humans as created in
    the image of God in the Genesis account. The creation of humanity is
    a unique, singular, and instant event (qualitative). In other words,
    there never was a time when partial humans existed. There was a time
    when human-like creatures existed and evolved, with physical features
    similar to humans, but these were not humans, not even partial ones.
    Then at some point in creation, God breathed human soul into either
    some ancestral creature or a body molded from raw matter, and behold,
    the human person came into the scene. I am not sure how He did it,
    but He did not do it in a gradual way.



    Jim wrote:

            Dear no-longer-lurking Sheila -

            It doesn't feel very comfortable to me to say, "I'm not sure how He did
            it, but I'm absolutely sure how He didn't do it!"

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