Monday, August 9, 2010

Updates- Life and True U

I have been MIA for several days due to Vacation Bible School here at our church.  It's my favorite week of the summer but it takes over life for that time period!  I spent the weekend reading and resting and managed to finish two books- Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson and Healer by Linda Windsor.  Healer will be reviewed this weekend. Fatally Flaky was for pure pleasure and may or may not show up here.  If it does, it will be for the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge.

This morning I was off to a friend's house for high school homeschool chat and then was called home early because my 8 year old is running a temp. After settling him down with Jr. Tylenol and a glass of water, I was finally able to check email and discovered two from a Dr. Mike Keas (Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at The College of the Southwestern), regarding my review of True U.  In my review, I stated that it would seem Dr. Myers was a theistic evolutionist.  Dr. Keas writes;

"Dr. Meyer is not a theistic evolutionist.  As a leading member of the intelligent design community, he thinks that Darwinism only explains very trivial change (not the origin of major new kinds of life). Thus the effort to reconcile Christianity with Darwinian evolution is pointless, he would maintain."

"Note also this, by one of Meyer's closest colleagues: Dr. Dembski.  Meyer agrees with this forthcoming book. Christian Darwinism: Why Theistic Evolution Fails As Science and Theology (Broadman and Holman, November 2011), mathematician Dembski and journalist O’Leary address a powerful new trend to accommodate Christianity with atheist materialism, via acceptance of Darwinian (“survival of the fittest”) evolution. 

 
I have updated my review to include his notes and appreciate him taking the time to set me straight!  I found the True U series to be quite fascinating and am glad to have correct information regarding Dr. Meyers.

Just wanted to update everyone on that, as well as share why it's been a tad quieter around these parts.  Summer is too quickly coming to an end and we're enjoying every second we have left!

1 comment:

Lizzie said...

Sorry Ryan is sick sweetie, hope he feels better soon.

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