Re: Johnson on Bible Answer Man

From: Denyse O'Leary (
Date: Sun Mar 16 2003 - 19:50:34 EST

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    > It is true that a materialist might dismiss evolutionary theory on
    evidentiary grounds but still the materialist is wedded to some sort of
    origin of the whole in terms of purely physical theories. If one has
    the gut feeling that such materialistic theories cannot explain the
    whole of reality, then non-physical concepts will come into the
    worldview of those who want to understand what the whole thing is all >
    about. Moorad

    True, but if you want to defend Darwin, you must defend him from actual
    hazards. One can be a materialist without believing in Darwin's theory,
    just as one can be a non-materialist and still believe in it. For that
    matter, one can be an atheist without being a materialist.

    Unfortunately, the fact that Richard Dawkins felt that Darwin enabled
    him to be intellectually fufilled as an atheist has sometimes been taken
    to mean that all atheists must feel the same. There may be some
    surprises in this area.

    Denyse O'Leary
    By the way, has anyone else seen this news item? (Professor dumped over
    questioning evolution] (?)

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