Monday, May 25, 2009

The Word of God?

I got hit with the last ditch Creationist defense the other day, “Evolution can’t be right because it contradicts the Word of God.”

Of course by the Word of God the fundie meant the Book of Genesis in the Bible. That’s when it hit me. If you’re looking for the Word of God in some book, allow me to suggest that you are looking for it in the wrong place. If the Word of God is to be found, it’s to be found in Nature. It’s to be found in the wondrous variety of living things and in the laws of the universe.

Ironically it’s science that is searching in the right place and the faithful who are looking in the wrong place. You will excuse me, but if Nature contradicts some musty old book, I’ll go with Nature.

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