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Why I’m Happy I Evolved

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Written by Basil on 01/2/2006 9:55 AM. Filed under:

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Why I’m Happy I Evolved – New York Times

This is a beautiful op-ed piece on the “tapestry” of evolution and its explanatory power within biology. I disagree with her extra-scientific beliefs, of course, since I see the wonderful tapestry and the sophisticated mechanism of evolution as a sign of God’s design rather than of its absence. But her description of the tapestry produced by this sophisticated mechanism is beautiful and inspiring.

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3 Responses to “Why I’m Happy I Evolved”

  1. Barbara Minton Says:

    Kevin, Alana Minton Sheldahl recommended I visit your website. I have not yet had time to read any of your blog entries, but will. I am presently in conversation with a youth minister that holds the conviction that to be a Christian one must reject evolution. When I told him there were Christians who accepted evolution with God’s involvement, of course, he was dumb founded. And asked for some literature. What can you suggest? Please do not hesitate to suggest some of your own writing. To say I have a “direct connection” to you through my daughter aught to carry some weight in the discussion. 🙂

  2. Basil Says:

    Well, of my own, I’ve written a series that incorporates some of the books that I’ve read on the subject. That series starts with On the Dogma of Creation. Also, a simple search of my site for “creation” reveals quite a few little things here and there which address the issue.

    I highly recommend The Galileo Connection by Charles Hummel and Abusing Science (linked at the end of Creation, Part II) by Philip Kitcher. The first is from a Christian perspective and describes how science and faith can describe similar subjects from different perspectives and both still be true. The second is by a philosopher of science and uses scientific creationism as an object lesson, showing what makes for authentic science and what does not.

    There is also an excellent book, now unfortunately out of print, by Ivan Zabilka entitled Scientific Malpractice: The creation-evolution debate. It’s published by Bristol Books, an imprint of Good News. You may be able to find through interlibrary loan; Asbury College library had a copy while I was a student, and it was extremely helpful to me.

  3. Barbara Says:

    Thank you. I will research and read. I appreciate your help. Blessings on you.