"Darwinism teaches that we are accidental byproducts of purposeless natural processes that had no need for God,..."
"Darwinism" teaches nothing of the sort. Evolution is an explanation of, to be brief, how we got here. It describes a theorized mechanism, one which is perfectly compatible with Christianity.
Did you read the article? Note this paragraph:
The issue here is not "evolution" a broad term that can mean simply change within existing species (which no one doubts). The issue is Darwinism which claims that all living things are descended from a common ancestor, modified by natural selection acting on random genetic mutations.
Darwinism is absolutely not compatible with Scriptural Christianity.
That said, you're free to believe what you want.
>>"Darwinism teaches that we are accidental byproducts of purposeless natural processes that had no need for God,..."
"Darwinism" teaches nothing of the sort. Evolution is an explanation of, to be brief, how we got here. It describes a theorized mechanism, one which is perfectly compatible with Christianity.<<
For crying out loud, quit mincing words, With the exception of your first sentence and your last "compatibility" remark, you are saying the same thing thw quotes says. Read the actual words in what you quoted.
And Darwinism is pretty much dead. Those that never believed it in school, yet were not religious, would be what we call "skeptics". Those who did believe it, hook, line and sinker are what we call "lemmings".
It is good to ask questions. Many of the "anti-evolution" books are written by men who never got straight answers from their biology professors regarding evolution as it relates to science and decided to find out for themselves, resulting in the books they wrote.
I agree with you that Gould was absolutely wrong.
Let's see what Jesus Christ of "Christianity" said:
Mar 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
This should impact the discussion.
Just in case someone wants to attribute this comment to "allegory" here is the supporting Scripture:
Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen 5:1 This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
Deu 4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth,
Gen 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
New Testament references to Adam.
Luk 3:38 Which was [the son] of Enos, which was [the son] of Seth, which was [the son] of Adam, which was [the son] of God.
1Cr 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul;
Jud 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
1Ti 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
Acts 17:26 From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand which should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.
Other pertinent scriptures:
Zec 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
Isa 42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
Isa 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.
Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
Isa 64:4 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, [what] he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.