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Friday, November 18, 2005

Coyne in the news again; refutes 'intelligent design'

Rev. George Coyne of the UA-affiliated Vatican Observatory is again in the news after publicly stating that 'intelligent design' is not science, and thus belongs in religion and cultural history classes. The comments come about a month-and-a-half after Coyne rebuffed Cardinal Christoph Shonborn, archbishop of Vienna, for having rejected "evolution in the neo-Darwinian sense."

Just to clarify the issue to evolutionists, the notion of "intelligent design" doesn't necessarily entail a six-day creation; it means that somebody intelligent (namely God), designed creation. There's nothing revolutionary or anti-evolution about that concept. As has been repeated several times, believing that this all came about without God, regardless of how He did it is like expecting two cars to be improved by a fender bender.

I'm not a scientist, so I'm not about to debate six-day creation vs. evolution. But is it reasonable to expect such complexity of life without a Creator?

As for the education issue, Rings of Benzene and Cafe Hayek speak for me.


The Case for Faith" by Lee Strobel is what has shown me the that the "free thinkers" movement isn't free at all. One is free to only move and explore in all areas except those that would validate the existence of a Creator and ultimately Christ.

Just go to the Global Language Monitor to view the top politically incorrect words of 2005 and you will see that not only is "Christ"mas politically incorrect but X-mas is also because:

"In the word X-Mas, the Greek letter 'Chi' represented by the Roman X actually stands for the first two letters of the name Christ."

When debating an evolutionist last week, I asked him to show me one case where macro-evolution has ever occured. All we have are micro-evolution (people have gotten taller since the beginning of time, etc.) and some monkey bones that don't seem to be put together very well. Like you, I am not a scholar, but I am also not aware of there being any such proof. In that case, it would require more faith to be an evolutionist.

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