Because some things just do not allow themselves to be said?
Timaeus defended his position quite well, I thought, making clear that what is wanted from the BioLogians is more clarity about critical issues.
Predictably, one BioLogos sympathizer thought that the solution is more communal hollering for Jesus. In asking for this, he is revealing precisely the problem I have long feared with the BioLogians: They really think science is about facts and religion is about faith. In short, to them religion is not about facts.
To the extent that BioLogians believe that (if they do), they can get along in uneasy but viable tension with Darwinists, at least for now.
ID sympathizers – whatever position we take on religion – agree that it could, in principle, be about facts. That is, there can be actual fine-tuning of the universe, actual irreducible complexity, actual revelation. If BioLogians waffle on such points, we are in inevitable conflict with the BioLogians.
And lack of forthrightness on such a critical topic on their part feels suspicious.
Of course, the reason they are not forthright could be as simple as this: The moment they reveal that they do think that religion is about facts, they forfeit any hope of acceptance in an evolutionary biology community where 78% are pure naturalist atheists.
And that is probably the main reason the 78% are ardent Darwinists.
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