Thursday, August 17, 2006

Man in the middle ...

... craetionists to the right of him, atheists to the left, Francis Collins, the man who mapped the human genome gets it from all sides: Faithful to God, Science. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

There is a wide range of foolishness on display in this piece. You could base a lecture on logic on this one: " 'Not accepting the history in Genesis undermines the entire gospel,' said Ken Ham, president of a ministry called Answers in Genesis, which promotes creationism. 'The Bible says from dust we come and to dust we return. We don't return to an ape-man when we die.' "
Or this: " 'I could just as well say that there are 70 pink elephants revolving around the Earth,' said Herbert A. Hauptman, a Nobel laureate in chemistry. Science and faith 'are simply incompatible,' he added. 'There's no getting around it.' "

Obviously, neither of these guys has any grasp of how mythopoesis works.


  1. Men did not descend from apes. God created us. The more you learn about the planet, the creatures that inhabit it, the solar system, and our human bodies, the more you will believe there is a God who did all of these.

  2. I do not see how the notion that man is descended from apes is in any way at odds with the notion that God created man. The process of descent could not take place without God's supervision, since God's creative act did not take place sometime in the past (for God there is no past) but is taking place now, as always, in eternity (which means outside time). I am writing these words by virtue of the fact that God's ever-creative act is sustaining me in being. The point of Genesis is that God shaped man out of the same elements He employed to shape the Earth and the rest of the material world.