Re: Panda's from 1995

From: Cornelius Hunter <ghunter2099@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sat Nov 12 2005 - 03:02:52 EST

Keith:

No this is not Miller's view, as he makes clear in *Finding Darwin's God*.

> On the issue of guidance or direction in evolution:
>
> There are two senses in which "guided" is used, and the ID advocates
> confuse and obscure the differences. One sense is that of internal
> direction from within the natural biological system. This would be
> like the vitalism of the last century in which organisms were impelled
> toward a goal by their own efforts, or by some inward force. Internal
> vitalistic forces have been rejected by modern science. However, and
> this is critical, modern science does not and indeed cannot reject
> supernatural or divine guidance of the evolutionary process. Science
> simply has no way to study or test for such divine action. ID
> advocates often take statements from the scientific community that
> refer to guidance in the first sense and imply that they are rejecting
> divine guidance. I see evolution as an expression of God's creative
> action and part of God's purpose and will. I believe that this is the
> same view held by Ken Miller.
>
> Keith
>
> Keith B. Miller
> Research Assistant Professor
> Dept of Geology, Kansas State University
> Manhattan, KS 66506-3201
> 785-532-2250
> http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~kbmill/
>
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