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Re: [humanism-174] Science and Theories

From: ken
Sent on: Friday, August 10, 2007 1:50 PM
Maude,

I didn't respond to your earlier email because, essentially, I agree
that science can inform beliefs (and vice versa, but that's another
topic).  There's lots of scientists and academics who are able to
integrate their spiritual beliefs with science.


On 08/10/[masked]:16 AM somebody named Maude wrote:
> In a message dated 8/9/[masked]:25:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [address removed] writes:
> 
>     I may have misspoken the way that I stated that. I believe I was
>     created by God, not spawned by chimps. I am not a science genius,
>     but I do know that if a scientist proves something using the
>     scientific method, it will not change my ideas on creationism. I
>     guess, that's why they call it faith and not science.
> 
> Ok, but I asked this question earlier and no one answered. Why is it not
> possible for you to have faith that God created you through the process
> of evolution, which can be shown as being valid in terms of what we now
> know about how we got here? Why does accepting the big bang as the
> origin of the universe and the evolution of species negate your belief
> that God created man? If God is a being that transcends time, well, he
> had an awful lot of it on his hands and how are you so sure he didn't
> choose evolution to create man? And why would that contradict your
> faith? I don't see how it contradicts faith to acknowledge evolution.

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