Monday, December 17, 2018

Reflection for the Week - December 17

In the attempt to protect their early Genesis turf, many anti-evolution theologians claim that science is fallible and can get it wrong. While this is true to an extent (indeed science is sometimes self-correcting), the assertion is unhelpful because we already know some scientific findings are not wrong. So, there really is a two dimensional perspective here: one where science is not wrong, and another where science may get something else wrong. The issue becomes just how far science can go in informing us about humanity and the natural world. I’d wager far enough for us to let go of a notion of a young earth, literal interpretations of Eve & Adam, the fall, and that pesky serpent.