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« on: May 04, 2009, 08:20:06 PM »

Introducing the Biologos Foundation:

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Dr. Francis Collins established The BioLogos Foundation to engage America’s escalating culture war between science and faith. On one side of the conversation, the “new atheists” argue that science removes the need for God. On the other side, religious fundamentalists argue that the Bible requires us to reject much of modern science. Many scientists, believers, and members of the general public do not find these options attractive.

There is therefore a great need to contribute to the public voice that represents the harmony of science and faith. BioLogos addresses the core themes of science and religion, and emphasizes the compatibility of Christian faith with what science has discovered about the origins of the universe and life.  In order to communicate this message to the general public, The BioLogos Foundation has created BioLogos.org.  

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 11:46:21 PM »

Seems sort of interesting.  I really don't hold a position on evolution and creationism anymore; I kind of stopped caring.  I'm sure at some point that I will have to examine if there is any real friction between the two.  I guess at this point I would classify myself as a non-committed theistic evolutionist.  I have a suspicion that there must be some component of the implications of evolutionary biology that I am missing; that it somehow profoundly undermines the idea that man was especially created in God's image and not an "accident", but I really haven't explored the issues in any depth.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 03:29:05 PM »

THREAD RESURRECTION!

Has anyone read much of Francis Collins' work?  I have thought about grabbing some books by him, but don't want to waste my time if he is going to just rehash the same old stuff as everyone else.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 03:39:51 PM »

I heard a fairly lengthy interview with Francis Collins the other day. I went into it knowing very little about him but having the impression that he was fairly respectable. I went away from the interview thinking that he knew little about science vs. religion and even less about theology/religion. One interview is not much to go on, but it was certainly a let down.

I guess there is still Ken Miller.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 03:45:12 PM »

I heard a fairly lengthy interview with Francis Collins the other day. I went into it knowing very little about him but having the impression that he was fairly respectable. I went away from the interview thinking that he knew little about science vs. religion and even less about theology/religion. One interview is not much to go on, but it was certainly a let down.

I guess there is still Ken Miller.
Where was the interview?  I'd be interested in hearing it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 03:50:56 PM »

Where was the interview?  I'd be interested in hearing it.

Link. It was about him, btw, that I made my recent comment in the "What are you listening to?" thread about smart people who are out of their depth in other areas. It befuddles me that as good as he might be in certain areas of science, he still finds it perfectly reasonable to be an Evangelical. *shrugs*
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 05:28:47 PM »

THREAD RESURRECTION!

Has anyone read much of Francis Collins' work?  I have thought about grabbing some books by him, but don't want to waste my time if he is going to just rehash the same old stuff as everyone else.
It's pretty standard theistic evolutionist fare. God definitely intervened at the point of creating the cosmos from nothing, and at the appearance of humans; otherwise, natural evolutionary processes can explain general trends in evolution. He also believes in the New Testament miracles, but interprets Genesis non-literally. His "Language of God" ends with an altar call (well, sort of).
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 01:40:16 PM »

Fr. Hopko discusses Collins' book, The Language of God, starting at 21:00.
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