Is Creationism evolving into Intelligent Design?

This post was written by marc on October 4, 2005
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

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.

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Absolutely Creationism is evolving into Intelligent Design.

Intelligent Design should be distinguished from Theistic Evolution in which major religions including the Catholic Church accept evolution as a factual account of God’s creation. E.g., Nonoverlapping Magisteria, by Stephen Jay Gould

The most common criticisms of evolutionary theory from “creation scientists” revolve around Darwinian evolution. That is, the original set of hypotheses set forth by Darwin. Evolutionary theory itself has had over a hundred years to progress, and has answered the challenges posed by Darwin himself, a fact which is ignored by Creation Scientists.

Written By WiredPair on October 11th, 2005 @ 1:59 pm

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