Posts Tagged ‘creationism’

Dr. Waltke and Evolution

Monday, April 19th, 2010 by JEL

Two-thirds of Americans believe the Bible’s version of the creation of the world. That is, 10,000 years ago, God created the world and populated it with animals (including people) and plants. This belief always struck me as objectively and obviously and plain-as-the-nose-on-your-face absurd. Particularly when you can waltz into your nearest natural history museum and look at (and touch if you’re lucky) dinosaur bones that are millions of years old. But what do I know?

Which is why I found the video below so interesting. Dr. Bruce Waltke, a conservative, evangelical scholar, recently made this statement about evolution:

“To deny that reality will make us a cult–some odd group that’s not really interacting with the real world.”

The response was predictably fierce. Watch the video.