Re: [asa] Re: Reading Genesis theologically NOT historically

From: Dave Wallace <>
Date: Wed Oct 07 2009 - 18:35:51 EDT

Dennis Venema wrote:
> “Just to be clear I am not saying evolution of complex biological
> features is impossible, just not proven yet.”
> Science doesn’t offer “proof.” It offers converging lines of evidence
> supported by experimentation. Not even heliocentrism is “proved.”
When the probability of something gets high enough then I use the word
proof unless I am being pedantic which I can be, at times. And yes I
realize that nothing in the natural or even the supernatural world is
proven 100%, it all has varying degrees of probability. This is one
characteristic of what it means to be a finite person. What we see as
reality could in fact simply be a simulation on a large computer where
the recalculation interval is planck time, I don't think so but I can't
prove it one way or the other. In the sense that you are using proof I
can't even prove that my wife is a person.

In this case you are preaching to the choir.

Dave W

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