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Thursday, June 26, 2008

God and chance, continued

I'm supposed to be on hiatus, but this is too good not to pass on.

Quintessence of Dust has added to his comments on chance vs. the Intelligent Design movement. (Some IDers have claimed that God cannot work through "chance" events. Nonsense!)

He also refers to a note in First Things, by Stephen Barr, which considers what Thomas Aquinas thought about chance.

Both Barr and Quintessence of Dust quote Proverbs 16:33, which says, "The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the Lord." (ESV)

I have previously written, here, about the one occurrence (or two, depending on how you count) of the word "random" in some versions of the Bible, and here, about chance.

Quintessence of Dust gives examples of chance processes in science, commonly understood that way, here.

Thanks for chancing by this blog, and reading.

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