@Vivi_O2, Welcome and thank you for raiding this most important question.
@SkovandOfMitaze, it is talking about the came thing. We live in ONE world.
@Boscopup, me first is the way to disaster as the election has shown.
@Randy, @Christy, and @Klax, Human evolution is the same as animal evolution. We all live in the same God created natural world.
So true, but this presents a serious challenge to BioLogos. As I hope you have noticed BL has taken the word Biology and brought out the second part of that word logy, which is based in the Greek word logos which means rational word or study and is also used for Jesus Christ in John 1. John 1:1-3 & 14 says, [John 1:1-3 (NIV2011)]
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.
[John 1:14 (NIV2011)]
14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and only Son, Who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Bible states and the Trinity affirms that God the Father Creator created the universe, including Biology through God the Son, Jesus Christ, the Logos (by means of God the Spirit of Love.)
Evolution does not deny the existence of God because it is natural because Christianity has always said that the universe is natural and created by God. Evolution denies the4 existence of God IF it is without order, based on hatred, and has no purpose.
Is evolution without order? Dawkins says that evolution is without order, this despite the fact that Darwin seems to say that natural selection is deterministic. The problem of order in today’s science seems to center around quantum physics.
Quantum physics is probabilistic and therefore “random” and in the common understanding of that term, without order. Quantum physics is supposed the base understanding of the universe, yet even after its discovery, the earth keeps moving around the sun in a very orderly way.
Nothing has physically changed, except science has challenged our world view. We need a better understanding of the source of order in the universe, instead of jumping to the conclusion that there is none.
Is evolution based on hatred? Survival of the fittest is based on the belief that every biota is forced into a life or death struggle against members of its own species with the strongest to win out. Tis based on hatred rather than love.
Dawkins says that evolution is based on Selfish Genes. He defines the positive motivation, altruism, in a way different and hostile to the Christian understanding of love, that is, self-abnegation and labels Christians as “suckers.”
Again evolution is an observable fact. YEC is not, but the theory behind it is in some cases observably wrong. BioLogos in my opinion has a serious obligation to seek to rectify this situation.
Does evolution have a meaning or purpose? Again Dawkins who is the de facto spokesperson for science says No. Christianity says that it does. Evolution created humans and at the same time created a habitat or home for us. That is self evident.
Christians should be more interested in solving these problems, rather than defending their traditional positions. Faith is trust and belief in God. not traditional philosophy which is based on pagan beliefs.
I hope that BioLogos is based on faith in God and God’s Creation, not faith in Science or faith in Evangelical ideology. It has much work to do.