Johnson has not failed at all. Your refusal to acknowledge his logic just proves your philosophical bias. I encourage others to read his book for themselves and form their own judgments. Objective science does not fear evidence that substantiates a theory, nor does it fear evidence or lack thereof that dimishes the plausibility of a theory. But evolutionary philsophers can't stand the prospect that their theory may be wrong. Their emotionalism discloses their lack of scientific objectivity.minasoliman said:Indeed...Gebre Menfes Kidus said:minasoliman said:Two things:Gebre Menfes Kidus said:minasoliman said:May God continue to strengthen the hands of this great surgeon and enlighten him from the errors of his ways to join the Orthodox Church.
Dear brother, please be careful. Your words seem to equate the acceptance of evolution with Orthodox enlightenment. I hope this is not your intention. Regardless of your personal passion for evolutionary philosophy, I would hope that you would not want to lead Orthodox inquirers to think that faith in evolution parallels faith in the Orthodox Church.
1. I don't have a passion for some "evolutionary philosophy". I have a passion for science, and this passion is rooted in my Lord, Jesus Christ.
2. Faith in the Orthodox Church parallels doing all things for the glory of God, including helping advance evolutionary science if this is what your job entails.
True science does not need to be advanced. True science needs to be studied and practiced, and when it is studied and practiced correctly then it leads to scientific and medical advancements. Those who are possessed by a zeal to advance evolutionary philosophy reveal that they confuse philosophy for science.
I can assure you that the Orthdodox Church has not commissioned you to advance evolutionary theory. If you love science, then stick with science and the rest will follow. But so far, you have placed your pet theory above and ahead of pure science, and you want the rest of us to accept your theory as scientific fact. That is why I say that you are passionate about evolutionary philosophy. And that's fine. I admire those who have a passion for their beliefs. But their passion doesn't mean that their beliefs are empircal fact.
But we've been over all this before.
we have been through all this before. But unfortunately, if people can understand that evolutionary theory arises from pure science, then people will realize they have been wasting their time trying to attack something that is has not been successfully disproven.
As for your earlier recommendation of Phillip Johnson, unfortunately, Johnson falls into a heresy, as all Intelligent Design advocates. They inadvertently allow that God can be tested by the senses of man, thus making His divine nature no different than a creature's nature. In order to prove Intelligent Design, they have to prove scientifically the Designer, and thus they are forced to believe God can be tested, including the idea that God can be falsifiable, God forbid!
Furthermore, his other heresy is God of the gaps. This limits God's power. To say that God is only involved in parts where science cannot explain things of nature is to say that God only is involved in those small areas and not in others. It's even a heresy that some evolutionary theists fall into as well.
So his book really is a travesty for true Christian understanding of God and His grace in all of creation.
No need to explain his scientific errors, and his flawed strategy in using the court of law. It was tried before, and it failed in the court of law, particularly Kittzmiller vs. Dover. Kenneth Miller wrote a refutation of his book, although even Dr. Miller falls into the God of the gaps heresy, but I enjoyed his sound scientific refutation of Johnson.