Saturday, August 06, 2005

Darwin for/against God?

I'm tired. So tired, tired, tired. Why? Because I'm sick to death of the disagreement between Intelligent Design folks and the more dedicated Creationists who believe God or a very intelligent engineer made the universe and Biologists who believe it just happened and happened to get more diverse and complex and happened to get more diverse and complex.

You get the idea.

I'm tired because it is possible to believe in God and also to sic those determined little buggers called Biologists on the how of the universe.

One of my most favorite arguments was between famed faced-reader and Darwin disciple (earlier Darwin, late Darwin was far to God-ish for everyone's comfort) and the Dalai Lama. Paul Eckman was explaining some tenets of evolution when the Dalai Lama asked him, "What is the advantage of death?" Why death? Why would death aid survival? In fact, isn't death kind of anti survival?

Anyway, I encourage the biologists to continue seeking answers. Go, go, go! I say. God is in the details or is it the devil. Either way, the smarter we get the more we know, the better we'll answer the how.

But God alone knows the why.

And it takes faith to have the answers to the why. Faith is the "substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Heb 11:1)

I'm content to believe God and content to wait for science. Link
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