RE: [asa] Dawkins on the fossil record

From: Dehler, Bernie <bernie.dehler@intel.com>
Date: Wed Dec 02 2009 - 17:44:45 EST

" Why focus on one example rather than the wider question?"

Because I was wondering if he was being one-sided in giving God glory for all the good but not considering the 'bad.' I was wondering if his outlook was comprehensive, or narrow-minded.

...Bernie

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On Behalf Of gordon brown
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 1:33 PM
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Subject: RE: [asa] Dawkins on the fossil record

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009, Dehler, Bernie wrote:

>
> Nucacids said:
> ?Think of it as random mutations + natural selection under control.?
>
> Under whose control, God?s control? And if so, does that control include the
> bad as well as the good (for example, birth defects due to bad gene
> copies)?  If so, you are saying God purposely causes the bad as well as the
> good, when it comes to genetics?  And by ?bad? I mean ?harmful.?
>

This is just a particular example of the problem of evil. Why focus on one
example rather than the wider question?

See Genesis 50:20 and Romans 8:28.

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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