Re: Evolutionary rate

From: George Murphy (gmurphy@raex.com)
Date: Fri May 09 2003 - 07:25:03 EDT

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    Howard J. Van Till wrote:
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    > Reminder: In ID-speak, to say that "X was intelligently designed" is
    > effectively to say that "X was actualized in a way that required occasional
    > episodes of non-natural, non-energetic, non-miraculous, form-conferring
    > intervention by an unidentified, unembodied, choice-making agent."......................

    Howard -
            I don't understand why you say "non-miraculous." ID requires the Intelligent
    Designer to do things which cannot be accomplished through God's ordinary providential
    action through natural processes. (Or, which would occur with negligible probability.)
    Such things should certainly be considered "miraculous" (though they are not the only
    things that might be described in this way).
            One of the problems with ID is its insistence that the creation of life must
    have been, in this sense, a miracle - a claim for which there is no theological warrant.
    In fact, it contrasts with the idea of mediated creation in Genesis 1.
                                                            Shalom,
                                                            George
     

    George L. Murphy
    gmurphy@raex.com
    http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/



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