August 15, 2012

FROM A PURELY SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT...:

Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution (Ted Davis, 8/15/12, BioLogos)

The dictionaries I checked don't define the term, "theistic evolution," so I offer my own definition: the belief that God used the process of evolution to create living things, including humans. Some might find this a vague definition, since (for example) it doesn't include the adjective "Darwinian" before "evolution," but that would eliminate most of the people prior to World War Two who would otherwise fit the definition. On the other hand, if we left out a specific reference to human evolution, then the category would be even larger, since a number of important Christian writers have accepted evolution among the "lower animals," while explicitly rejecting it for human beings. We could argue endlessly about such things, and not pointlessly; my point here is simply to be clear about terminology.

...Natural and Theistic evolution are indistinguishable.  We choose between the two based on faith alone.

Posted by at August 15, 2012 9:11 AM
  

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