New kid on the block? Yup.
In its so far failing effort to connect with the traditional Christian community, Biologos has been shuffling some folk out and bringing others in.
1. As a historian of science (special emphasis on religion and science), he actually knows what he is talking about. He is not a physicist or biologist with a “thang” for religion and a bee in the bonnet about defending Darwin so that unbelievers may turn to Christ.
(Oh, please. When you defend Darwin and succeed – people turn to Darwin. And Christ must just adjust. This is not news. Send no releases here.)
2. He is reasonably fair-minded, and has offered a warning to Darwin’s trolls, Christian or otherwise:
One point about the “terms” of debate: many people who engage in on-line discussion of these topics take apparent glee in twisting these acronyms into dismissive alternatives, especially when they believe those who disagree with them aren’t just wrong, but stupid. Turning “ID-ists” into “IDiots” is one common example of what’s obviously just nasty name calling, and I won’t tolerate it. If you use any such terms, except to call attention to their pejorative usage, your post will disappear and you might not be back. You can find other ways to express strong disagreement with the positions of others without being childish.
Well, Davis stands a better chance of letting ID theorists explain ID (assuming that is wanted) if he enforces that rule.
He’ll probably need to enforce because, if his series takes off (as we hope), he could be inheriting a few that we have booted, now looking for a respectable squat.
Ted: The delete key is a friend, not an enemy. Chimo!
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