Re: [asa] Question for all the theistic evolutionists

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Sat Feb 24 2007 - 10:32:01 EST

On 2/24/07, D. F. Siemens, Jr. <> wrote:
> Glenn,
> I come at this from a different angle. My job is not to tackle the
> atheists, but to keep people from becoming atheists in the first place.
> As I see it, the warped interpretations given by YEC and OEC tend to
> produce atheists and agnostics when folks look at the data, especially
> paleontology and, now, genomics.
> Just heard Denis Lamoureux, whose take on TE I like. He notes that the
> noun is the most important element in a label, so TE puts the emphasis on
> evolution rather than on the Creator and Sustainer. He prefers
> evolutionary creationism. In a different context, I have suggested
> "creation by secondary causes" as applying to all but the original
> /creatio ex nihilo/, which produced the basis for secondary causation.
> Dave
For similar reasons, it seems Francis Collins doesn't like the "TE" term,
but I feel that his proposed alternative (in his Book "The Language of God")
of "Biologos" is not going to catch on because it's not a descriptive noun
you can apply to a person (I am a Biologos"), and it doesn't really tell you
much about what it means, unless you know some Greek, and even then
"Life/Word" could mean just about anything.


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