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Monday, July 14, 2008

Henry Neufeld on death as part of natural selection

Henry Neufeld is one of several Christian thinkers who do not see the amount of death needed for God to have used natural selection as part of the way living things have come to be as they are. (See here for links to some other Christian thinkers who also have no problem with death as part of the way God acted.)

Neufeld points out that there is no question that God ordered widespread human and animal death during the flood, and widespread human death on a number of occasions. He says:
"We do not allow the process of evolution such a free pass, or assumption that there is, somewhere, an adequate explanation. We make exceptions for some of the most difficult material, and then get hung up on the relatively easy."

Well put.

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