Tuesday, August 09, 2005

What is the world coming to? Even zealots like Rick Santorum are moving to the center. Exhibit B:

A leading Republican senator allied with the religious right differed on Thursday with President Bush's support for teaching an alternative to the theory of evolution known as "intelligent design."

Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, a possible 2008 presidential contender who faces a tough re-election fight next year in Pennsylvania, said intelligent design, which is backed by many religious conservatives, lacked scientific credibility and should not be taught in science classes.

Despite all my cynical leanings, I daresay the world might be growing a little more...sane. That can't be it. Just electoral politics. See the entire story on Yahoo here.


Ken said...

Just a brief comment here. It is very common in discussions of creation and evolution to confuse the terms evolution and natural selection. Evolution is a theory that tries to suggest that all life developed from a single organism through mutations and a process referred to as natural selection. Natural selection is a process where animals of a given species develop in ways that help them adapt to their environment. The theory of evolution goes against God and creation, while natural selection is a process that fits nicely with a created universe where God put many species of animals in the world and allowed them to adapt to their environments or in some cases fail.

Anonymous said...

Ken; your logic is a little confusing.

If Evolution is a theory that all life developed from a single organism, how does that preclude the permutation of Creationism and Evolutionary theory to say that God created a single organism and then left? Perhaps Adam is a metaphoric description of that organism and Eden is the great ocean? Admittedly, I'm not very aware of most biblical stories, so if I'm 100% wrong just let me know.