Creationism Vs Creationism

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Register to read the introduction… Even Phillip E. Johnson, an antievolutionist and firm believer of Christianity, supports the theory. But does the scientific community?

There are some that argue that this is not science, so it does not count. ÝTaner Edis, an assistant professor of physics at Truman State University claims that, "ID... seems like a bad argument, concocted of pointless complaints against evolution on one hand, and flawed intuitions about information and intelligence on the other."9 In the book Science and Creationism, The National Academy of the Sciences says, "Creationism, intelligent design, and other claims of supernatural intervention in the origin of life or of species are not science because they are not testable by the methods of science."10

Others think that this was devised as a way of bridging the gap between the creationists and the evolutionists. This brings the two sides closer together so that perhaps they can work things out. But those that are on the evolutionistic end of the spectrum just laugh at this theory. As shown in the quote above, they regard it as pure folly and pay no
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Christians hold fast to their faith and evolutionists stick like glue to their theories. Neither side looks too favorably at the other. Some Christians who are scientists are able to fit evolution into their Christianity, but not all. The Theory of Intelligent Design is viewed by some as a middle ground for both sides and by others as creationism disguised.

After writing all of this, I think it is time that my own opinion came out. At this point I really appreciate the words of advice that Richard Wright offers in his book Biology Though Eyes of Faith. He tells biology students to form their own opinions but not to grasp them too tightly in their hand.11 Do not be stubborn, but allow change to come when something new is learned. Keep hold of your basic principles, but do not worry so much about the
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2Futuyma, Douglas J., Evolutionary Biology, Sinauer Associates 1986

7Hayden, Thomas, Divining Nature's Plan. U.S. News & World Report, September 29, 03, p. 62-64.

5Hearn, Walter R. Hearn, Being a Christian in Science. InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, 1997.

4Johnson, E. Phillip, Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds. InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, 1997.

3Moran, Laurence. (January 22, 1993) What is Evolution? Retrieved October 30, 2003 from, http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/evolution-definition.html

10 National Academy of Sciences (2001) Science and Creationism [Electronic version]. Retrieved October 29, 2003 from, http://bob.nap.edu/html/creationism/conclusion.html

6Redelings, Benjamin. Evolution and Christianity [Electronic version]. Retrieved October 29, 2003 from, http://www.bol.ucla.edu/~bredelin/Topics/Evolution/

12Weiner, Jonathan, The Beak of the Finch, Vintage Books, New York, 1994.

8Woodward, Thomas, Doubts about Darwin, A History of Intelligent Design. Baker

Books, Grand Rapids, 2003.

11Wright, Richard T., Biology Through the Eyes of Faith. HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco,

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