A Peculiar Notion

The Very strange Idea of Theistic Evolution

It is no longer a secret that evolutionary theory faces severe evidential problems. As empirical research unfolds, the explanatory deficits of evolution increase.1 Yet equally important—although not as well recognized—is the fact that the very idea of "theistic evolution" is problematic, especially when considered in light of the Christian tradition.2 Indeed, even before an empirical analysis of theistic evolution can be undertaken, one must be clear on the concept itself. And this is where a range of under-appreciated problems immediately emerge, as philosopher of science Stephen Meyer has helpfully pointed out in a recent analysis.3

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This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #46, Fall 2018 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo46/a-peculiar-notion

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