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backing down from Darwin

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Helen, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Helen

    Helen <img src =/Helen2.gif>

    Aug 29, 2001
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    Here is the most recent of a number of articles that have been appearing lately:
    see http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f0d3d638-ec38-4397-8015-96e92046e3a2

    Canadian scientists want out of Darwin's 'rut'
    Tom Blackwell, National Post
    Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
    A handful of Canadian scientists are speaking out against evolution as an explanation for all of life as we know it, saying the complexity of living things simply cannot be attributed to biological chance.

    Nine university professors and others with science or engineering PhDs have added their names to an American petition that voices skepticism about the theory of evolution. The list was posted on the Internet this week.

    At least two of the scientists teach at Christian universities, while another runs an organization dedicated to the links between Islam and science.

    Some of those contacted yesterday acknowledged their doubts about Darwinism coincide with their religious beliefs, and espoused the controversial idea of "intelligent design" -- that some guiding hand was behind life on Earth. But one molecular biologist said he is convinced that science is stuck in an evolutionary "rut" and must seek better explanations for the existence of elaborate biological structures....
  2. Scott J

    Scott J Active Member
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    Apr 25, 2001
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    Interestingly, scientists who disdain darwinism are asked if their religious beliefs had anything to do with their opposition... while scientists who condemn creationism are never asked whether their philosophical presupposition of naturalism had anything to do with their opposition.

    I wonder why it is only presumed that Christian bias clouds someone's objectivity concerning science.