Re: It's the Bible or evolution

From: Cornelius Hunter <>
Date: Sun Sep 25 2005 - 21:11:44 EDT

Keith, Bob and Dave:

  From: Keith Miller
   Evolutionary science does not entail an atheistic assumption nor does it imply atheism. To argue that evolutionary science and Christian faith are inherently in conflict is simply false. Of course one can define evolution in such a way that it rests on philosophical materialism.

Evolution definitely does not entail atheism, but this does not mean that it is "simply false" that evolution and Christianity are in conflict. Similarly, Bob writes:

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Schneider
... The claims that one has to choose between the Bible and evolution, that evolution = atheism, that evolution is full of holes ...

Again, no doubt the claim that evolution = atheism is false, but this does not mean that it is scriptural. Bob writes:

  As one who tries to help people understand that there is no conflict between evolution as science and creation/the Bible as theology, I know how daunting and difficult a task it is to explain to people that there is another way to understand the relationship, that it is both/and, not either/or.
  Bob Schneider
But there is a conflict. Scripture does not indicate that creation is not God's design, and in many places explicitly says that it is. Dave mentions *Darwin's Forgotten Defenders,* however, the brand of evolution advocated by BB Warfield, with divine intervention now and then and God determining the evolutionary process would not be recognizable as today's version of evolution.

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr.
It is also obvious that there is total ignorance of David N. Livingstone's /Darwin's Forgotten Defenders: The Encounter Between Evangelical Theology and Evolutionary Thought/.

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