Re: Post-Darwinist: Discussion of evil in a science journal

From: George Murphy <gmurphy@raex.com>
Date: Fri Sep 16 2005 - 11:40:21 EDT

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From: "Denyse O'Leary" <oleary@sympatico.ca>
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Subject: Post-Darwinist: Discussion of evil in a science journal

> Today's posts at the Post-Darwinist 2005 09 16
>
> Here's an encouraging development: A reasonable discussion of the question
> of evil in a science journal:
>
> Theology and disaster studies: The need for dialogue
> David K. Chester
> <em>Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research,</em> Volume 146, Issue
> 4
> , 1 September 2005, Pages 319-328. Chester is at the Department of
> Geography, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3BX, UK
>
> The abstract notes, for example, "In many disaster prone regions, religion
> is an essential element of culture and must be carefully considered in the
> planning process, and not simply dismissed as a symptom of ignorance,
> superstition and backwardness. "
>
> Why do I see this as an encouraging development? Because, while covering
> the
> intelligent design controversy, I became aware of a high level of
> backwardness is dealing with theological argument.

Yes, & a great deal of that comes from ID proponents - Johnson's notorious
"fingerprints" quote being Exhibit A.

Shalom
George
http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/
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