Latest Blog Posts on the Evolution Debate
As far as I'm concerned, when someone asks the question "do you believe in evolution?" there are two responses. If you do believe that the diversity of life on earth is the result of a hereditary process similar or identical to Darwin's theory, you should say "Yes, I believe in evolution" If you do not believe that theory is basically correct, you think life arose according to different means, t ...
Recently a young mother complained to me that a non-Mormon family member had given her children the They Might Be Giants album Here Comes Science, which contains a song about evolution called "My Brother the Ape" (check out the great cartoon music video ). She was uncomfortable with the lyrics because she felt they were incompatible with Mormonism, the Bible, America, and apple pie. Pro ...
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get annoyed so much by those who write on theology and evolution. It's usually just deism and ...
Nothing like the beauty of creation to wake us up on a Saturday morning. I hope your coffee tastes better looking at God's world. This will be our last Weekly Meanderings at Beliefnet. Next week it will be at our new site at Patheos , and that move has been consuming some of my blog-reading time but here are a few links... Jay Phelan has some insightful words about the internet ...
This is the final post from John F. Haught's book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life . The last chapter of the book deals with the concept of deity - who or what is this God that imparts meaning to the underlying facts of the material world? I have been asked on a number of occasions, by e-mail, in comments, and in person, how my view of evolutionary cre ...
The next two chapters of John F. Haught's book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life deal with the topics of duty and devotion. While Haught's discussion of death left something to be desired, his discussion here is worth some thought and conversation. Evolutionary explanations of duty and devotion reduce both to nothing more than an impulse ge ...
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