Friday, December 09, 2005

The problem is especially acute in Christian circles. I go to a Bible Fellowship, which is now studying Genesis. The leader got up a few weeks ago and forcefully stated that evolution had been a "total failure." He did so, of course, without a scap of supporting evidence for this claim because there is none. Within the biological community, of which I am part, evolutionary theory as an explanation for biological diversity is almost univerally accepted. The perspective of my BSF leader makes my position increasingly at odds with many Christian groups.

2 comments:

  1. I used to be part of a small house church where pretty much everybody accepted YEC. Some were strong supporters of AiG, and subscribed to Creation magazine and would sometimes share those things. It got kind of depressing after a while.

    Long story short, we are no longer part of that fellowship (although we still maintain contact).

    Sorry for the late comment. I just recently discovered your blog when I was doing a search and your blog came up. (It fulfilled my criteria well!) So I am reading your earlier posts.

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  2. Thanks for reading and for commenting. The whole thing reminded me of that idiotic appearance on one of the talk shows by Kirk Cameron who didn't accept evolution because he had never seen a crockaduck. Give me a break! He demonstrated complete ignorance of something he thought he could trash. The scientific community just laughed. "Silly Christians, getting themselves into trouble again."

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