Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Collins Launches BioLogos; SWNID Permanently Defers Creation-Evolution Questions

We affirm and applaud the formidable Francis Collins on the launch of his BioLogos Foundation, an endeavor to make the case that faith in God, and more particularly faith in the God of biblical Christianity, is compatible with the development of life through evolution.

For two summaries of what's up, we refer gentle readers to syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker and to the indispensable ToTheSource, both of which provide fine summaries of Collins's project.

The BioLogos web site includes answers from Collins and associates in response to the most frequently asked questions posed to Collins after publication of his book The Language of God. We doubt that anyone will agree with all the answers, but that's hardly the point. What Collins aims for is to show that one can embrace both science and Scripture as truth and that people of faith should be engaged in dialogue about exactly how to do that.

So, gentle readers be warned: SWNID gets loads of questions in this area and will now before answering ask first, Have you checked out what's available on BioLogos? We're as ready to defer questions on this subject to Collins and company as we have on issues of homosexuality to Robert Gagnon.


Christian said...

But doesn't deferring to others on so many issues and questions communicate to others (especially your students) that they don't really need to think for themselves, just so long as they find the right person to do it for them? :)

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Well, they're asking us to think for them to begin with, so we're just spreading it around.

Micah said...

Excellent find!

Now, if only Gagnon's site was as user-friendly as Collins'. Someone get that man a web designer, stat!

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

There's obviously a lot more money available for a former director of the Human Genome Project to talk about science and faith than for a Presbyterian seminary professor to talk about moral problems with homosexual behavior.

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