Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Evolution is Fact

Even secular evolution is neither random or unguided. That would be foolishness. Evolution is a process guided by a mechanism of selection acting against diversification. The question is not whether the process is random or not, but rather who is doing the selection. Naturalists say nature; theists say God. I personally fail to see the distinction; it would seem that from our perspective God's direction would appear as natural. Also, the controversy has nothing to do with this mechanism; it is pretty well empirically established. The question is whether you can establish a link from all current species to a previous common ancestor. This is where I differ from the naturalist as I believe you cannot. I believe God wrote all the kinds of creatures individually using the same design patterns and the same base sequence. God was a programmer. Seeing these patterns the naturalist claim phylogeny where, I believe, none exists. Common design means common origin, but not common original form.

Proverbs 3:5-6