Re: [asa] Dawkins on the fossil record

From: Michael Roberts <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>
Date: Tue Dec 01 2009 - 16:26:32 EST

Re: [asa] Dawkins on the fossil recordI would totally second that Dennis.

I would further add that most on this list are well-read to a varying degree in aspects outside the practice of science. More important most want to know, but sniping about ASA members' ignorance on HPS simply annoys. I t also inhibits people raising issues as Dennis implies.

Terry's view has a long heritage among Christians both catholic and protestant, and should not be mocked. I do not agree with him as I go for more continuity.

Michael
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dennis Venema
  To: Gregory Arago ; Terry M. Gray ; AmericanScientificAffiliation
  Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 9:12 PM
  Subject: Re: [asa] Dawkins on the fossil record

  Sigh.

  Greg, as many have complained about to you before, you do not have magical insight into other people's thoughts or beliefs. Part of the reluctance I have for posting anything of substance here is that folks like you quickly distort it.

  Dennis

  On 01/12/09 12:43 PM, "Gregory Arago" <gregoryarago@yahoo.ca> wrote:

    Terry Gray wrote:
    "For example, my own view of human origins allows for common descent of our biological form, but I believe a special creative act is required for our full humanity in the image of God (say, in the creation of the human soul)."
     
    So, in this *moment* you ARE an anti-evolutionist or a non-evolutionist. You "believe a special creative act." Period.
     
    Dennis Venema does not accept this. (Or if he does, he hides it under his polygenist naturalism-scientism.)
     
    Naturalists who plead for continuity at *all* costs do not accept this.
     
    It is a brave thing for you as a scientist to say this Terry!
     
    Richard Dawkins would call you names for saying so.
     
    But then again, really, who is Richard Dawkins?!
     
    Gregory

     

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