Monday, August 08, 2005

Can You Believe in God and Evolution?

Can You Believe in God and Evolution?
Nearly all working biologists accept that the principles of variation and natural selection explain how multiple species evolved from a common ancestor over very long periods of time. I find no compelling examples that this process is insufficient to explain the rich variety of life forms present on this planet. While no one could claim yet to have ferreted out every detail of how evolution works, I do not see any significant “gaps” in the progressive development of life’s complex structures that would require divine intervention. In any case, efforts to insert God into the gaps of contemporary human understanding of nature have not fared well in the past, and we should be careful not to do that now.
–Francis Collins

Steven Pinker, Michael Behe, and Albert Mohler weigh in too.

Hey, what about the evolution of God?

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