Re: Evolution: A few questions

From: bivalve <>
Date: Thu Jun 17 2004 - 18:01:21 EDT

> Dick posted:: "The prime difficulty I see with progressive creation (PC)
> is that it demands that God must interact in the progression of life in
> order to bring about new species... ."
> Not so. PC does not "demand" anything. The position simply observes that
> God can do whatever He wants to.

This depends highly on the particular version of progressive creation. PC usually refers to the assertion that certain transitions in the origin and further development of life required intervention-style divine action. Exactly which transitions vary widely between individual PC advocates.

Saying that God could create any way He wanted would seem to me to be allowing PC rather than being PC, since it also allows that He might have wanted to create without any physical intervention.

    Dr. David Campbell
    Old Seashells
    University of Alabama
    Biodiversity & Systematics
    Dept. Biological Sciences
    Box 870345
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0345 USA

That is Uncle Joe, taken in the masonic regalia of a Grand Exalted Periwinkle of the Mystic Order of Whelks-P.G. Wodehouse, Romance at Droitgate Spa
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