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Finding Darwin's God by Kenneth R. Miller
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Jun 28, 08

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"Theistic evolutionists" get attacked from both sides. From "creationists" they are attacked for compromising with the theory of evolution. And from their atheist colleagues they are attacked for joining the religious in believing in God. Kenneth Miller spends this book articulating why he believes in both God and evolution.

The first half of the book focuses on the theory of evolution - it is true, best explaining all the evidence and showing how life originated. He attacks young earth creationists as well as intelligent design advocates. Basic point: the theory of evolution explains how we got here; deal with it.

When he turns to discussing God his basic point is that when scientists argue that evolution disproves God they are stepping out of the realm of science and making a claim beyond what the evidence shows. He talks a lot about quantum mechanics showing the basic randomness of the universe.

Of course, Miller goes into many more details and arguments. I found this book thought-provoking, somewhat liberating, and challenging. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the relation of science and faith.
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