Re: Fw: [asa] Appeasing TE or TE Appeasement?

From: Ted Davis <>
Date: Tue Dec 23 2008 - 18:52:15 EST

>>> Gregory Arago <> 12/23/08 10:07 AM >>> writes:

Yes and no, Michael. It is surely not accurate to suggest that all
treatments of 'evolution' by theologians, philosophers and scientists (along
with 'common men and women on the street') who accept the reality of natural
history according to evolutionary theory qualify as 'theistic
evolutionists.' Let's not forget that 150 years ago the concept duo
'theistic evolutionist' *did not exist*. Retro-diction seems to be a
preferred style employed by TEs.

Ted is wondering where this is going. I do not know precisely when the term
"theistic evolution" was first used, but it was in use at least by the
1890s. That isn't 150 years ago, Gregory, but it's plenty long.

What's your point?


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