Two rafts

From: Randy Isaac <>
Date: Thu Oct 06 2005 - 19:56:41 EDT

The NY Times article published today is worth reading not for any scientific or theological insight but the sociology of it. It portrays two rafts of people--the creationist's raft and the evolutionist's raft-- going down the Grand Canyon and contrasts their perspectives.

Note particularly the comment from one of the people on the evolutionist's raft:
But to Charlie Webb, 58, an emergency-room doctor in Colorado Springs, it is evolution that answers "the great philosophical questions why are we here, where did we come from."

"Evolution is the basis of biology, biology is the basis of medicine," said Dr. Webb, dismissing the flood explanation as childish and pathetic. "You're messing with something important when you mess with evolution."

We never will be able to, and never should, divorce the science of evolution from its metaphysical implications. But we must continue to show that metaphysical atheism is not the logical conclusion.

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