Saturday, July 28, 2007
Further on Casey Luskin's attempt to claim that the "offense" he and his fellow Evangelicals take to evolutionary theory shows that Judge Jones was wrong to say in his decision that evolutionary theory is not "antithetical to a belief in the existence of a supreme being and to religion in general," there is more evidence that Luskin's beliefs are better described as "eccentric" than "general."
Whatever comfort Christoph Cardinal Schönborn may have tried to lend ID, it appears that those in the Catholic Church who argued for the value of not declaring reality "offensive" to the faith have won out. Pope Benedict recently proclaimed puzzlement at the current debate in the United States and his native Germany over creationism and evolution:
... as if they were alternatives that are exclusive - whoever believes in the creator could not believe in evolution, and whoever asserts belief in evolution would have to disbelieve in God.But, hey! The Pope's just this German guy wearing funny Italian suits! There's no way he can be a True Scotsman, right Casey?
This contrast is an absurdity, because there are many scientific tests in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and enriches our understanding of life and being.
But the doctrine of evolution does not answer all questions, and it does not answer above all the great philosophical question: From where does everything come?