Hey, springtime in Philadelphia. Can you get your institution to pay? 😉
From David Klinghoffer at Evolution News and Science Today:
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As philosophy, theology, and sociology, theistic evolution is a fascinating and extremely influential phenomenon. Less so as science, since on that score it’s basically a rebranding of traditional evolution for a religious audience. Yet the rebranding effort itself carries many lessons with it.
One of the remarkable things about theistic evolution is how resistant it is to counterarguments. Evolution News has spent weeks, concluding today, rebutting a book by prominent BioLogos author Dennis Venema, Adam and the Genome. Yet it would be entirely in character for that community to just go paddling along as if the book had not be systematically deconstructed.
“paddling along” is a good way of describing the situation, a “mot juste.”
Theistic evolution got started as a way of reconciling Christianity to Darwinism but then Darwinism started to collapse, along with the churches that embraced it. But such institutions are still funded by outside or dead sources. Could be some relationship there. More details from Klinghoffer.