Theistic Evolutionists in USA Today

Two of the more vocal theistic evolutionists let loose on creationists and Answers in Genesis’ Creation Museum. (Read Ken Ham’s blog post about theistic evolutionists and his online debate with Giberson on beliefnet.com!)

They have apparently teamed up with another theistic evolutionist, Francis Collins, to lend their voices to undermining the Bible…

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USATodayGibersonWe believe in evolution — and God
By Karl Giberson and Darrel Falk
USA TODAY US Edition, p. 7A.
August 10, 2009

The “conflict” between science and religion in America today is not only unfortunate, but unnecessary. We are scientists, grateful for the freedom to earn Ph.D.s and become members of the scientific community. And we are religious believers, grateful for the freedom to celebrate our religion, without censorship. Like most scientists who believe in God, we find no contradiction between the scientific understanding of the world, and the belief that God created that world. And that includes Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Many of our fellow Americans, however, don’t quite see it this way, and this is where the real conflict seems to rest.

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Francis Collins and Theistic Evolution

As Hugh Ross is to progressive creationism, Francis Collins is to theistic evolution.

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Evolving faith can mess with the mind
by Kathleen Parker
Chicago Tribune, p. 21.
May 11, 2009

KEY WEST, Fla. — If only William Jennings Bryan had known Francis Collins.

Maybe Bryan, who died just five days after leading the prosecution in the Scopes monkey trial, might have lived longer. Although he won the case, his sudden death suggests the proceedings, during which he was savaged by the press, may have taken a toll.

And who knows? We might never have argued at all about whether evolution should be taught in public schools had Collins been around. Timing.

If Collins is not familiar, he should be. He is the physician-geneticist who led the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health and is noted for his discoveries of disease genes. Alas, he came along about eight decades too late for Bryan. But he may have entered the zeitgeist just in time for thousands (millions?) of others who have trouble embracing both Darwin and God without, as Collins puts it, their brains exploding.

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