Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Not All Evangelicals are Creationists

I guess this article is good news. It points out that many devout Christians support the teaching of evolution. It's still hard for me not to feel dismayed, though, when I read things like this:
Offered three explanations for the origin of humans in a CBS News/New York Times poll six months ago, 13 percent of respondents said they believed "we evolved from less-advanced life-forms over millions of years, and God did not directly guide this process." Twenty-seven percent believed "we evolved from less-advanced life-forms over millions of years, but God guided this process." And 55 percent believed "God created us in our present form." The poll, which questioned 885 people, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

In the court of public opinion, I think professors like this one are the ones who will have the best success in promoting evolution:
Kenneth R. Miller, a professor of biology at Brown University, is a Catholic and an ardent proponent of evolution and opponent of intelligent design. The author of "Finding Darwin's God," he is to be an expert witness for the parents in the Dover case.

"I think there is a God, and he is the creator of the universe," Miller said. "But the God of the intelligent-design movement is way too small. ... In their view, he designed everything in the world and yet he repeatedly intervenes and violates the laws of his own creation.

"Their God is like a kid who is not a very good mechanic and has to keep lifting the hood and tinkering with the engine."


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