Thanks for you response, Joe. As I pointed out earlier, a case can be made for either point of view and both are a leap of faith. But I don’t believe being a Christian (whether apologist or scientist) disqualifies someone from writing about evolution any more than being an atheist disqualifies someone from writing about spirituality. There are true scientists (not just apologists) on different sides of the debate. Some scientists believe in evolution as a God-orchestrated process, some believe in the random evolutionary progression with no God at all, and others don’t believe scientific discoveries point to evolution. Francis Collin, American physician-geneticist and director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, wrote “Science is…a powerful way, indeed to study the natural world. Science is not particularly effective…in making commentary about the supernatural world. Both worlds, for me, are quite real and quite important. They are investigated in different ways. They coexist. They illuminate each other.”

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