Today we had a lovely walk in Crombie Park. It was exhilarating to experience the Autumn colours even in what started out as a grey day and ended up sunny – this is after all Scotland, where you can get four seasons in one day. I wondered at the glory of the Creator in the variety of nature and then thought why do people think that this all just happened – that it was all undirected? I realise that Christians have different positions (young earth creationists, old earth creationists and theistic evolutionists) and I don’t really want to get into that argument for the umpteenth time – but surely no Christian can argue that it was all undirected?
Anyway as I mused I came across this fascinating article about an interview between Dennis Prager and Stephen Meyer. Prager told Meyer this:
Until I met you, to be honest, my view was, I didn’t really care about evolution. It didn’t bother me if it was true, and it didn’t bother me if it wasn’t true. I believe in God as the creator of the heavens and the earth, the God of Genesis 1, and if God used evolution, what do I care? It’s all a miracle, anyway. Then I read you and talked to you, and my wife, frankly, who as you know, knows a fair amount about evolution, and it has become less and less tenable, not for religious reasons, but for scientific reasons, to endorse evolution as it is generally taught.
I have become increasingly aware of a number of scientists who are rejecting some of the basic premises of Darwinian evolution – because of their scientific not religious views. It will be interesting to see how this develops. Meanwhile we continue to see the glory of God in the Creation.