Re: The problem with RFEP

From: George Murphy (
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 14:18:13 EDT

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    Howard J. Van Till wrote:
    > Interesting question. If the "fully-gifted creation" approach doesn't have
    > the effect of making it theologically attractive to evangelical Christians
    > (I believe it should, of course) I may have to resort to focusing more on
    > the scientific inadequacies of ID. If ID is -- as its advocates loudly
    > proclaim time and again -- to be judged primarily as a purely scientific
    > theory, then the scientific criticism should be especially effective, right?
    > If, on the other hand, the ID movement is really something that springs from
    > the religious anxieties of evangelical Christianity, then my scientific
    > criticism of ID will have no influence.
    > Care to guess what will be the case?

            Certainly some of the ID folk (Dembski & Behe in particular) think that they
    have some scientific warrant for their positions. But I think the largest part of the
    audience to whom ID appeals is motivated primarily by religious concerns.


    George L. Murphy

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