Friday, December 20, 2002

Science, Religion, and Young Earth

David Heddle has a terrific post on the needless opposition between science and religion (if the archives still aren't working, it's the post from yesterday, Thursday the 19th). David's post focuses specifically on the question of the Earth's age, in light of the Genesis creation narrative. As he points out, the notion that the "day" of Genesis 1 refers to a 24-hour period is not that which was held by most theologians in the early Church.

The idea the science and religion (Christianity in particular) are diometrically opposed is a fallacy which has been pushed for far too long. We acknowledge God as Creator of the material universe, and hence any discovery about that universe's nature and workings cannot but complement what God has revealed to us directly.

Kudos to David for a terrific post.

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