New middle ground between creation and evolution

 


In his recently published book on evolution Vs creationism, Conor Cunningham surveys the vast expanse of research in the field and skillfully argues against the reductive logics of evolutionists Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and their creationist opponents.

Cunningham's book Darwin's Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get it Wrong,  takes in everything from evolutionary biology and psychology, to philosophy of mind, naturalism, and intelligent design.

The Co-Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham in the UK, he engages with the evolutionists' scientific and philosophical claims, and recasts the science-versus-religion debate as one that only makes sense within a philosophical framework.

In so doing, Cunningham demonstrates that the debate ultimately requires a theological framework of creation.

In Part I of this interview, Cunningham discussed Dennett's universal acid, naturalism, and the banishment of God. Here, in Part II, Cunningham considers memes, evolution, and the recapitulation of creation in the Sabbath.

Cunningham argues that many religious people balk at evolution or are repulsed by evolution because of the idea of common ancestry.

"In other words, because we share a more recent ancestor with the great apes than we do with other creatures. This, to them, seems a slight. Yet they quite happily go to church and talk about God becoming man. God can become man, but we fear to be related to animals!"

- Eric Austin Lee

FULL INTERVIEW Ultra-Darwinism and Creation's Sabbath: An interview with Conor Cunningham, Part II (theotherjournal.com)

(If you are interested in more of Conor Cunningham on this subject, click here for Part 1 of this interview)

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