Is Evolution a Philosophy to Replace Christianity?

Re Evolution & the Bible: I think I understand what you're saying. If I understand correctly, then you mean to say that there is less of a problem with the idea of evolution, and more of a problem with the way it is being taught. That evolution is becoming a philosophy/religion to replace Christianity. Am I correct in saying this?



P.S. You are correct in thinking that I am a student, but what do you mean in saying that I could make a "real contribution" to the subject?


Dear Colin,

Exactly. I believe you could make a contribution because we need people who can sort out the true science from the philosophy or disguised religion. Below is an email from a college student who saw your letter and sent a suggestion.

God bless.


Hi Father Bloom!

I have another book suggestion for Colin Fuller: "Darwin's Black Box." I still haven't read the book (and I've had it for about 1-2 years!), but I skimmed a couple parts. It's written by a biochemist from Lehigh University (and he's Catholic). He makes a challenge to Darwinism on the basis of biochemistry, arguing that biological organisms, no matter how small, are too complex ("designed") to have come from Darwinian mechanisms. What's really cool are the examples he uses. One is a chart of all the chemical reactions that occur when blood clots form. It's a flow chart that takes up about 2/3 of a page. Another really neat example is a diagram of a bacterial flagellum. When I first saw it, I thought it was some kind of machine (which it really is). The picture shows inner rings, a "drive shaft", etc. I think it would be a really good book to suggest if people want a scientific view of intelligent design.



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