letters to surfers
What is your take on the current flurry of discussion of
evolution as opposed to ID (Intelligent Design) ?
by Robert Brow (www.brow.on.ca)
We can all see the long evolution of the modern
Mercedes car from the original wheelbarrow. There were many errors, wrong
turns, and an obvious survival of the fittest. But no one would argue it
all happened by mindless chance. An investigator from another civilization
looking at the evidence would find the barrows, carts, and cars evolving by
small steps, but there would be no sign of human creativity.
As is usual in long discussions of contradictory
models, the truth is in both opposites. In this case those who believe in
creation should see that there has been a long evolution, which scientists
can document. And scientists should realize that the emergence of creative
thought, appreciation of beauty, artistic and musical inspiration, and moral
values, is unlikely without some form of intelligent design.
At present I can see picture two
possibilities. Either the Holy Spirit (mentioned in Genesis 1:2) has
intervened creatively from time to time. Or the original Big Bang included
what was needed to permit the creative changes that would be needed.
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