Stephen Fox wrote:http://www.ethicsdaily.com/flawed-arguments-against-the-bible-evolution-cms-19121
For me Marilynne Robinson offers the best resolution of this dilemma, but then again not many Baptists are reading her.
In the meantime this conversation earlier in the week was most fascinating. I commend it to all:
http://www.npr.org/2012/01/17/145334491 ... experience
I hope some of you will make time to listen online, or read the transcript
Gene Scarborough wrote:One of my life-long dilemmas was the biblical account of creation and that of evolution. The solution comes when you realize both stories are a theory of how we got here. A theory attempts to explain things and those holding to it are obligated to test and inquire in the most factual way to prove or disprove the theory.
The resolution of my conflict came with good biblical study and learning something about the Hebrew word for time which can equally mean "indefinite period of time." The fact there are 2 stories of creation in the Bible is another problem for saying the Bible is right and Science is wrong.
When you put the 2 theories up side-by-side there are many similarities to the point I don't have to choose one or the other, but recognize what each is trying to say.
Science is more interested in the "What" of creation while the Bible is focusing on the "Why" of its story. Earth and Carbon 14 dating tell a story of long eons of time. Anyone trying to say "evolution has stopped" is thinking only short periods of time and afraid to admit the biblical "day" was hardly 24 hours. If you think creation was 4,000 years ago, let me take you to the Phosphate Mine across the river from me. They are digging through eons of sediments when the ocean used to go up to Fayetteville some 120 miles inland from Bath. You can see the old beach in what is called the Sandhills section of NC.
I see no real conflict nor reason to force anyone to make a choice. The publishers of Creationist textbooks are getting rich over the tempest in a teapot. Perhaps that's more descriptive than "dervish." Last time I checked, a "dervish" is a drunken and frantic dance akin to a fit.
Stephen Fox wrote:DAve: As a fan of Giberson you are just one book away from The Anointed. I hope you read it soon so we can spread the light with those in darkness here on this board.
KeithE; in All due respect, ID language is a distraction. Robinson trumps with virtue all your wasted reading on the matter, and helps clear the fog. To invoke ID language is to encourage the foggy into more obfuscation.
Join me and Dave in reading Giberson.
Gene Scarborough wrote:Last time I checked, a "dervish" is a drunken and frantic dance akin to a fit.
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