Re: Again natural theology (Was Re: The Washington Post "Dissing Darwian")

From: Dr. David Campbell <>
Date: Mon Jun 06 2005 - 13:52:39 EDT

>>I see no difference whatsoever between the conclusion reached by ID
> and the biblical observation," The heavens are telling of the glory
> of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands." Psalm
> 19:1. Both inferences are based not only on the physical data but
> also on a multiple of presuppositions that are an integral part of
> the observer.<<

> The crucial point is that our knowledge of God based on revelation
> must be part of those presuppositions if we are to make the proper
> theological inferences from what we observe of the natural world.

Additional examples include passages such as Job 28, Ecclesiastes, and
Romans 1 that express the futility of trying to find God starting with
an examinaiton of the physical world. Another problem is that many ID
arguments claim that the heavens do not tell of the glory of God unless
they show evidence of miraculous intervention, whereas biblical
passages see God behind all of creation.

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections Building
Department of Biological Sciences
Biodiversity and Systematics
University of Alabama, Box 870345
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0345  USA
Received on Mon Jun 6 13:54:15 2005

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