Is this book about theistic evolution or is it an atheist scam?
|November 10, 2013||Posted by News under Christian Darwinism, News, theistic evolution|
With Evolving out of Eden: Christian Responses to Evolution, it is hard to tell. The book, by Robert M. Price and Edwin A. Suominen, is advertised as follows:
The reality of evolution and human origins is now beyond any scientific dispute. We are first cousins to the chimpanzees, descendants not of any biblical Adam but of lumbering hairy ancestors who were making fires and hand axes in Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago. This challenges many foundational doctrines of Christianity.
Former BioLogos notable Karl Giberson might have written that.
Concerned believers are walking a troubled middle path between Genesis and genetics, threatened with the loss of a cherished faith on the one hand or their intellectual integrity on the other. To escort the faithful through the hostile territory outside Eden’s comforting fairyland, a whole cottage industry of science-savvy theologians has emerged. But do they manage to get anywhere?
One could read that at a progressive Christian site. Yawners.
The giveaway is in the author bios (also, observe the facial expressions) …
And in the endorsements. Anyone recognize Victor J. Stenger (God: The Failed Hypothesis)?
Then there’s John W. Loftus, (Why I Became an Atheist and The Outsider Test for Faith), and Frank R. Zindler, editor of American Atheist Press.
And so forth.
What’s interesting is how easily and convincingly Darwinian atheists can pick up the lingo of theistic evolution (Christian Darwinism, really).
See also: Ethicist Wesley J. Smith accuses theistic evolutionist Francis Collins of copping out