Originally Posted by Rissask
Basically they are just another group of creationists, differing only in the level of involvement by a 'creator', age of the earth, etc.
But still with their basis as a foregone conclusion
that 'god is behind it all'. Right? Obviously a very UNscientific approach.
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I think this type of group/organization is mainly an American thing. I don't even have to look to see they aren't based in Sweden or Germany or Denmark or France or Canada......just sayin'.
That sounds right from a site like Answers in Genesis!
I wonder how many of their 'great thinkers' are in the related fields, astronomy, physics, evolutionary biology, etc. I am betting not many.
pretty much like any other church, they want your money....
Mel, you gotta be just stirrin' the pot here
I don't know that much about the group, but went digging after this post from the "Global Secular Humanists" on facebook:
David Evarts :
I am an evolutionary creationist. As a follower of Christ, I believe that descent with modification speaks eloquently of the biblical God who created the system. As a scientifically literate person, I accept that natural selection has been overwhelmingly evidenced. Just as the validity of atomic theory is shown by the innovations which would not be possible if it were not true, evolutionary theory is proven accurate by the many advances and discoveries in genetics, epidemiology, medicine and other fields which would not be possible else wise. In example, the work of Dr. Francis Collins would not have been possible without tools that are only available if gradual descent with modification from common ancestors is true. Dr. Collins is an evangelical Christian who was the head of the international human genome mapping project and the team that first found genes for cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease and others. He now leads the NIH. Attempts by Christian anti-evolutionary theorists to pit the Bible against science are insulting to the creator, harmful to people, display a lack of familiarity with science and the Bible and, perhaps most importantly, demonstrate a lack of faith.
I just thought it was interesting. And it supports my long standing notion that science and faith can coexist. I forget which show I was watching about a week ago about the literalist approach to Genesis, or treating it as if it's a guide to scientific explanations--which the bible never purported to be---was a relatively recent phenomenon among people of faith.
The tradition of the scientist of faith is long. We wouldn't have the basis for modern genetic studies without Mendel. I don't know much about Dr. Collin's connection with this group, but his scientific resume is impressive.
NIH - Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.