Harnessed to a supernatural dimension, the belief in evolution could itself evolve into a kind of religion. Witness the case of one Michael Dowd, an itinerant minister who calls himself an "evolutionary evangelist" and preaches the "holy trajectory" of evolution. "I thank God for the entire 14-billion-year epic of cosmic, biological, and human emergence," he notes on his web site. "Ironically, evolution gives us a more intimate and personal relationship with God because God is no longer far off, unnatural, and impotent..."
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Faith Of Evolution?
Writing in "Discover" to mark the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, Karen Wright says belief in God gives a body a distinct advantage in the natural selection derby. Besides: