I am currently in a debate with an agnostic (I assume) who took issue with my article on Occam’s Razor. He was adamant that science and evolution were in total sync, stating “While science has not found all the answers to the cosmos, it has come up with a tremendous amount of supporting scientific evidence for each of the three items you listed…. Our beliefs should be informed by evidence, and our beliefs (and faith) should be complementary with scientific facts, not contradictory. If there are items of blind faith with no evidence (e.g., creation story), it is these items that need to be reexamined.”
Below is my brief response….
Thank you for taking the time to respond. Only if you wish to, please link me to an explanation of:
- How mutations and survival of the fittest created the human eye or the classic Bombardier Beetle,
- The lack of transitional forms in the fossil records (other than panspermia), and,
- Where the dot came from.
From a purely secular observational perspective, I would respectfully submit that it takes as much faith to believe your potential links as it does the Biblical record. Beyond that are numerous reasons to believe Scripture is inerrant (ex. fulfilled prophesy) which lends credibility to those areas it speaks to on the matters above.
As an aside, check out the Fox News article that came out recently on the intersection of Evolution and Adam and Eve as the foundation of the human species. As the disciplines of biology and archeology increase in knowledge, they move closer to an understanding of God’s creation. We have come a long way from when science thought the earth was flat (Middle Ages), and maggots were created by spontaneous generation in dead flesh.
For what it is worth, I’ll leave you with a verse out of the book of Romans.
Romans 1:20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
We can get into the discussion of General vs. Specific Revelation at some point. However, to me, it is so clear from looking at the world around us, both its beauty and its complexity, that there is the Creator’s hand in play. Of course, as Biblical Christians, that Creator is not a watchmaker but a living, active God we can have an intimate relationship with (James 4:8a).