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To: Alamo-Girl; betty boop; marron; curiosity

Interesting God/science article ping...


8 posted on 03/14/2008 8:34:50 AM PDT by TXnMA (Don't vote for McCain. Vote AGAINST the Democrats!!!)
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To: TXnMA

Thanks for the ping!


10 posted on 03/14/2008 8:46:46 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: TXnMA; IowaHawk; Alamo-Girl; hosepipe; marron; metmom
Much of Professor Heller’s career has been dedicated to reconciling the known scientific world with the unknowable dimensions of God.... In doing so, he has argued against a “God of the gaps” strategy for relating science and religion, a view that uses God to explain what science cannot.... Professor Heller said he believed, for example, that the religious objection to teaching evolution “is one of the greatest misunderstandings” because it “introduces a contradiction or opposition between God and chance.”

It seems to me that the entire universe exists in a tension between that which does not change (God's Will and Word) and that which does (i.e., "chance"). Ultimately, God is not "of the gaps"; He is the foundation of everything that exists, the ultimate source of the order of the changeable things....

I'm thrilled that Professor Heller has been honored with the Templeton Prize.

Thanks so much for the ping to this excellent article TXnMA, and to Iowahawk for posting it!

11 posted on 03/14/2008 9:14:21 AM PDT by betty boop (This country was founded on religious principles. Without God, there is no America. -- Ben Stein)
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To: TXnMA

Thanks for the ping! This is fascinating stuff!


18 posted on 03/14/2008 12:38:29 PM PDT by curiosity
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