TAKING DARWIN AND CREATION SERIOUSLY.

Just for Darwin Day

Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin

TAKING DARWIN AND CREATION SERIOUSLY.

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INTRODUCTION

A Pair of Contradictions.

Darwin and Genesis are often seen as personifications of two contradictory views of the Universe. Darwin symbolises an evolutionary and naturalistic view of the universe from which God is excluded. Genesis symbolises a world-view where everything is created by the direct fiat creative act of God. If Darwin is taken seriously then Genesis is ignored and God is gently squeezed out of existence. Some do just that, the Oxford Zoologist, Richard Dawkins, for example, and the philosopher Michael Ruse in Taking Darwin Seriously (1986), but not so in Can a Darwinian be a Christian? (2000). If Genesis is taken seriously, then Darwin and all his works are seen to be fundamentally flawed, and a “Creationist” position is adopted, in which not only is Evolution rejected, but so are the findings of Geology and Astronomy, and the age of…

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