Letter to the Editor
Is Creationism evolving into Intelligent Design? As our scientific knowledge increases it is becoming more and more obvious that the universe is more than a few thousand years old. We now know through genetic mapping that humans and monkeys are a 98.5% genetic match. So in order for creationism to survive in the face of scientific evidence the concept of creationism is evolving. Now the word “day” in the Bible might mean “a thousand years” or perhaps a billion years. And as we see science take apart the Bible we see Creationism evolving into “Intelligent Design”.
But Intelligent Design just obscures science. It basically assumes that anything complex had to be made by “someone” and it stops there. I find it dishonest for Christians to claim that ID isn’t really Creationism and should consider the commandment “Thou shalt not lie”. I would encourage Christianity to evolve into reality.