Thursday, February 6, 2014

It's Not Creationism VERSUS Evolution

CNN linked it.

So did FOX.

Drudge had a link for a time.

Didn't check the other networks.

Just didn't have the desire to, especially since the whole shebang is a set up.

Evolution VERSUS Creationism.

The Bible VERSUS We don't know.

Gimme a break.

I've done a lot of study in this arena.  I've read Dawkins (and Hawking) for good measure.  Brilliant scientists.  Not so good on the philosophy, though or actually finding logical conclusions to their given premises.  Still, well worth the respective reads only so you know where they are coming from.

I've also listened to and read numerous Christian scientists and mathematicians: Francis Collins, Ian Hutchinson, John Lennox, Troy Vorhees, and others.  Top notch stuff, especially from a Christian worldview.  None, and I mean NONE of these thinkers see any conflict between science and faith.

Of course, there are those who want there to be a conflict.

Read that again.  And again.  And again.

A lot of money and air time goes to those who want there to be a conflict.  "It's either/or!" they shout, without realizing both/and works really, really well.

Science is incomplete.  It will always be incomplete.  It rests upon certain fundamental assumptions which cannot be proven or disproven.  (For proof of this, read Goedel's proof.)

Faith rests upon certain fundamental assumptions which cannot be proven or disproven.  (See Hebrews 11)

The conflict comes from folks who are so dead-set in their own particular worldviews that they cannot allow for any sort of truth outside those particular worldviews.  It makes for great television/drama (not), but makes it awfully difficult for any sort of real reconciliation and dealing with some of the real problems in the world.

Science and faith, working together can accomplish much.  They actually need each other.  "Debates" and attention grabbing headlines don't help.

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