Re: Evolution's Imperative (was Def'n of Science)

Howard J. Van Till (
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 15:13:53 -0500

Thank you, Brian Harper, for your articulate response to Vernon's offensive
claim to the higher moral ground.

Time and time again we read that evolution discredits belief in God as our
Creator. The preachers of Naturalism (like those of Communism) would love
for this to be true, and the preachers of conservative evangelical
Chrstianity seem to be afraid that it is true, but I would argue that it is
nothing more than rhetorical bluster. Sheer balderdash!

In fact, contrary to the more common claim, I have concluded that belief in
a Creator provides a far more solid foundation for the possibility of
something as remarkable as biotic evolution than does Naturalism.

I attempted to deal with this in my chapter, "The Fully Gifted Creation" in
the book, _Three Views on Creation and Evolution_, recently published by

Howard Van Till