Re: Directed evolution: evidence for teleology?

From: Ted Davis <>
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 13:26:52 EDT

>>> Chris Barden <> 10/14/05 10:56 AM >>>quotes Phil
Johnson as follows:

"Is the evolutionary creationism of Denis Lamoureux different from
what I have just described as theistic naturalism? It might seem so,
because he endorses teleological evolution ... On closer examination,
however, it appears that the 'teleology' part is entirely subjective
and has no more scientific content than the 'theism' in theistic
evolution. What exactly did God do (beyond establishing the laws at
the beginning of time) and how do we know that he actually did it?"

This is to me the single most troubling aspect of ID--and I speak
(obviously) as someone more sympathetic to ID than most here. If we replace
the words "evolutionary creationism of Denis Lamoureux" with the words
"prayer life of X" (fill in that blank with any Chrisitian you want to name)
and make appropriate substitutions elsewhere in the paragraph, then I think
we get right to the heart of the issue.

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