In the fine tradition of quote mining (just kidding), I’d like to periodically dig up a provocative quote and observe the reaction on the net.
Genesis 1:26 tells us something very different. We are assured that our efforts to understand nature are valid, because our hearts and minds are fashioned in the likeness of God. Our senses, the ultimate sources of scientific knowledge, are imperfect, but they are not deceitful. Nature does not give up her secrets easily, and our first explanations are not always correct. Nonetheless, if we persist, if we apply the tools of reason and the power of the human mind, the world will yield its secrets; and so it has. The God in whom believers put their trust may surpass our understanding, but the assurance that we are made in His image means that He and His world are accessible to our best efforts.
In the minds of many, evolution remains a dangerous idea. For biology educators, it is a source of never-ending strife.
I believe much of the problem lies with atheists in the scientific community who routinely enlist the material findings of evolutionary biology in support of their own philosophical pronouncements
grace is as real as the presence of God Himself….I would argue that any scientist who believes in God possesses the faith that we were given our unique imaginative powers not only to find God, but also to discover as much of His universe as we could. In other words, to a religious person, science can be a pathway towards God, not away from Him, an additional and sometimes even an amzing source of grace.”
Ken Miller page 275-281, Finding Darwin’s God
The passage in Genesis which Miller references:
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;”