Clergy Promote “Evolution Sunday”

Some liberal churches are promoting “Evolution Sunday” as an effort to show the compatibility between Darwinism and Christian faith. The participating churches are Unitarian, UCC, Methodist, ELCA, Episcopalian, Unity, MCC. They’re also promoting a Clergy Letter, and asking for signatures. It appears the entire faculty of my alma mater, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, signed.…

The Empire Strikes Back

The National Academy of Sciences is going on the offensive against “creationists” with a new booklet and book defending evolutionary theory. I think it important to note that they see no “middle ground” between atheistic Darwinian evolution and creationism–even “theistic evolution” (what Michael Behe means by “Intelligent Design”) is dismissed as just another variety of…

Faith and Evolution

Pew survey on religion and evolution has no surprises: Evangelicals are more likely to believe in creationism, mainline Protestants and Catholics are more likely to accept evolution. Revelation 14:6-7

Christian Century on Latest Behe Book

Christian Century has a review of Michael Behe, The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, by Joan Roughgarden, professor of biological sciences at Stanford. ID is commingled with creationism, even though it is different. Unlike creationists, ID proponents accept the old age of the earth, acknowledge that all life—including humans and…

NOVA– “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial”

Tonight we watched the PBS Nova program, “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial,” which follows the story of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, the 2005 Pennsylvania case brought about when the local school district mandated inclusion of a disclaimer in science classes calling evolution “theory” rather than “fact,” and encouraging students to investigate “intelligent…

Origins

Cliff Goldstein, God’s Man, Darwin … Even from a nonliteralist interpretation of Genesis, two points are obvious: nothing was random in the act of creation, and there was no common ancestry for the species. Now, along comes Darwinian evolution, which in its various incarnations teaches two things: randomness and common ancestry for all species. How,…

Pope gets headlines

Pope gets contradictory headlines, as usual. From Google (April 11, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CDT). I’m not sure what the “orthodox line” is, even after reading the Scotsman.

Creation and Evolution

Rocco on the publication of the proceedings of the 2006 gathering of Herr Professor Doctor Ratzinger and his former students. Another article.

Plagiarism on the Bench?

Judge copied ACLU in anti-intelligent design ruling. WND argues U.S. District Judge John E. Jones just cut and pasted from the ACLU brief to create his “opinion.”