Re: Is evolution really the central theory for all of biology?

From: Robert Schneider <rjschn39@bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu Sep 15 2005 - 08:24:28 EDT

And just exactly what is your point? You haven't made it clear what you mean when you say that Dobzhansky's statement "entails theological claims." Surely, you're not saying that if one accepts evolution one must also hold a theology of creation, are you? Dobzhansky says that the two "are not mutually exclusive," and that he can be "both a creationist and and evolutionist." What do you think he means?

Bob
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Cornelius Hunter
  To: Robert Schneider ; Terry M. Gray ; asa@calvin.edu
  Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:37 PM
  Subject: Re: Is evolution really the central theory for all of biology?

  Exactly my point guys. --Cornelius

  Don Nield <d.nield@auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
    Dobzhansky writes " It is wrong to hold creation and evolution as
    mutually exclusive alternatives. I am a creationist *and* an
    evolutionist." Later he writes "I submit that all these remarkable
    findings make sense in the light of evolution: they are nonsense
    otherwise." He also writes "Seen in the light of evolution, biology is,
    perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science.
    Without that light it becomes a pile of sundry facts some of them
    interesting or curious but making no meaninglful picture as a whole". He
    also writes "Does the evolutionary doctrine clash with religious faith ?
    It does not", and he goes on to explain that statement.
    Dobzhansky presents evidence that falsifies YEC but it does not falsify
    creation.
    Don

    Robert Schneider <rjschn39@bellsouth.net> wrote:
     They reflect Dobzhansky's own Christian theology of creation, shared by many ...

    Bob Schneider
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