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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Broken Quanta on Evolution and ID

Brian has an interesting post up about evolution and intelligent design. While he presents some parts of ID in ways that I have not seen it before, and I think that is a misunderstanding on his part, his conclusions on how the universe works pretty much match what I believe is the most likely situation:

I believe God made the Universe and set it in motion. In doing so, he wrote the rules about how His Universe would work. In setting up these rules in the way that He did, He made life not only possible but inevitable. And once life had begun, it was essentially inevitable that beings like ourselves would come from it. And so we can honestly call Him our Creator without abandoning the intelligence He gave us by rejecting evolutionary theory.
I would add, that with those basic beliefs, it is entirely reasonable to assume that God could have intervened in other ways. Perhaps he did cause a gene to change in a certain way, that otherwise would not have happened. Perhaps he did ensure that human intelligence would develop. Science will probably never be able to say if any given mutation was chance or an act of God.


Blogger The probligo said...

"Science will probably never be able to say if any given mutation was chance or an act of God. "

Can I balance this by stating the (obvious) opposite...

"Neither will any person be able to attribute any given mutation to the direct intervention of God."

It is, as you say, a matter of faith.

I say "How could it be otherwise?"; someone else says "That is what was ordained."

3/09/2005 09:06:00 PM  

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