Sunday, October 15, 2006

Moving Past Creationist Roots (Geotimes)

Many Christians adopt a warfare model of the relationship between Genesis 1 and science. Stephen Godfrey, curator of paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum, has written an interesting personal perspective on this issue in his article for Geotimes, Moving past Creationist Roots. He argues that,
In the end, religion and science do not represent universal opposites. To quote Proverbs 25:2: “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; it is the glory of kings to search out a matter.” And from King Solomon: “God has hidden countless fascinating and wonderful things in his creation, and he wants us to delight in discovering them.” So, all those who are called to scientific enterprise should pursue that calling without fear or doubt, but rather with joy and enthusiasm. There is no script that you need to follow, no predetermined conclusion with which your results need to square. If there were, God would not really have “hidden” these treasures for us to find. They’re out there — go get them!
You can read the whole article here.

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