Ek vermoed ek gooi vandag ‘n vinnige klip in ‘n groot duiwehok (of is dit honderhok?). Die vraag wat ek vra, waarop ek nie al die antwoorde het nie, is:
Kan ons die belydenis dat God die Skepper van die hemel en die aarde is met die gedagte van evolusie met mekaar versoen?
Ek lees graag Scot McKnight se blog en daar is op hierdie stadium ‘n bespreking aan die gang oor geloof en evolusie. Ek leen grootliks uit sy inskrywing vir vandag.
John Polkinghorne in Quarks, Chaos & Christianity het ‘n bepaalde mening hieroor:
“An evolutionary world is to be understood theologically as a world allowed by the Creator to make itself to large degree. Yet this self-making takes place in a setting of finely tuned potentiality, and I believe that God providentially interacts with its history … In other words, creation is not the starting off of something that is produced ready made; rather it is a continuous process. As I said earlier God is as much the Creator today as God was fourteen billion years ago.”
Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution is geskryf deur Karl Gilberson. Hy maak hierdie stelling:
“Natural History is richly layered in surprising ways. At the deepest level of reality the world is so simple it boggles the mind. There are only four kinds of interactions that occur in nature: gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear, and weak nuclear. Every event, from a thought in your head, to the chirp of a bird, to the explosion of a distant star, results from these four interactions.
There are only two kinds of physical objects in the world: quarks and leptons. The familiar protons and neutrons are composed of quarks; the electron is the best known example of a lepton. Every physical object, from a guitar string, to the Mona Lisa, to Pluto (whatever it is these days), is made from quarks and leptons.
All natural phenomena, no matter how rich or mundane, results from two kinds of particles interacting via four kinds of interactions. Who could possibly conceptualize the extraordinary creativity of a world built like this? p. 217
Francis Collins in “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.” hom oor
… the complexity and beauty of the genetic code – four “letters” A, C, T, G, and only four, encode the information required to assemble a human brain or a sea anemone. The history of our development and connectedness is recorded in our DNA. ” (Aangehaal deur RJS op Scot se blog.)
Het jy ‘n mening hieroor?