Re: [asa] Believing Scripture but Playing by Sciences Rules

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <>
Date: Tue Feb 13 2007 - 22:42:15 EST

Why does something have to step in? The fact is that "sin" demands
valuation, which is outside of the scope of science. But it appears to be
evident with a certain level of intelligence. I understand there is a
recognition of reciprocity among chimps, for example.

I note that there is no way for science to detect a soul, except perhaps
as a category of brain activity or social activity. So it would make no
difference scientifically if the soul were the gift of God to one
individual who passed it on, or to all individuals sometime before or at
birth. Christians are still arguing traducianism and creationism. It also
would not be a scientific problem if moral awareness were something that
came from a level of intelligence and awareness of self and others.

On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:04:25 -0500 "Alexanian, Moorad"
<> writes:
I suppose I am still stuck on the notion of how a scientific development
of life on Earth “allows” sin to enter into animals that henceforth
became humans. Note that the notion of sin has no place in a scientific
theory. Does that mean that something or someone from “outside” stepped
in and added that element in the animal world to “change” some primates
into humans? If so, then, how do we study the history of the universe and
know when and how that someone from “outside” stepped in and made some
changes in the time-development of the universe? Do we minimize that
“interference” or maximize it? Who is to tell what occurred in the past
and how to tell?

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