Re: on co-opting impulses towards organized religion

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 01:00:59 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:

> I assume Dr Alvin P. does find this a bizarre assertion; I regard his own
> assertion--that we might any longer regard stochastic evolutionary
> processes as under
> the guiding hand of a god--exactly as ridiculous. I'm ashamed that the
> National Association of Biology Teachers caved in.
> But maybe Dr Plantinga has more intelligent things to say elsewhere. Got a
> specific paper you'd recommend, Mark? (Or am I missing a meta-point, and
> you're poking fun at this `luminary'?)

You are not doing justice to the debate. Pointing out that we
do not know enough to justify the formerly doctrinaire statement
does not imply something ridiculous as if it were the only other
possibility. The original statement was simply too broad.

- samantha

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