Sunday, April 13, 2008
Not Mutually Exclusive- (video is PG)
(H/T to Gavin for the video)
I think I am a person of above-average intelligence. Truly. However, I fail to see where science and faith are mutually exclusive. My mother is a scientist; my mother is also the person who was most instrumental in my spiritual formation. One of the finest scientific minds I know (that is, know personally) belongs to a man of great faith.
Here goes the part where I alienate half (or maybe all) of the people who read my blog:
I do not believe in a literal seven twenty-four-hour-day creation. I do, however, believe that we were created. I believe that an evolutionary model may offer some insight as to how we were created, but not why. For they why, I must rely on my faith, simple as it is.
I do not believe that science and faith a re mutually exclusive. I do wonder, however, if science and religion are mutually exclusive.
This video has me chuckling, but it is somewhat bittersweet. I think Richard Dawkins has been gifted with a brilliant mind and a curious spirit. What is interesting to me, and a little sad, is that Dr. Dawkins fails to see the similarities in people of science and people of faith. Questioning, seeking, constantly searching; is that not the crux of his life's work? Does that not describe the journey of faith?
P.S. The Selfish Gene is still one on the most interesting books I have ever read.