Re: [asa] Advice for conversing with YECs (miracle timing)

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Wed Oct 29 2008 - 18:04:43 EDT

God is not "necessary" for scientific understanding of biological evolution - or of celestial mechanics, metabolism, psycological conditioning, the development of human socities, or any other scientific area. That is (a) a consequence of the typical modus operandi of the God revealed in the cross of Christ and (b) a gift to rational creatures in that they (we) are able to understand the world on its own terms & terefore live in it as adults. Qualifying "evolution" with "theistic" doesn't (or shouldn't) imply any addition to evolutionary theory qua science & is awkward in other ways but it does have some justification in that it makes it clear that acceptance of evolution doesn't imply atheism.

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  From: D. F. Siemens, Jr.
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  Your question implies that metaphysical and theological matters can be part of the methodological reports generated in science. TE is the theological view that God's hand underlies all that we observe in creation. It does not change any observation.
  Dave (ASA)

  On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:56:01 -0400 "Alexanian, Moorad" <> writes:
    What scientific questions creation by TE answers that cannot be answered by ordinary, non-theistic evolutionary theory?



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