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Listen: Gauger Responds to a Confused and Contradictory Review of Theistic Evolution


On a new episode of ID the Future, biologist Ann Gauger talks with host Sarah Chaffee about a negative review of the recent volume Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, aka the beautiful monster. Gauger argues that parts of the review by Denis Lamoureux are confused and contradictory.

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For instance, Lamoureux uses classic design language while denying design. He says design is all front-loaded so that random evolutionary processes can produce designed outcomes, thus changing the meaning of both “random” and “evolution.”

He accuses the theory of intelligent design of being theologically driven, apparently unaware that it’s theistic evolution that is theological. And he seeks to support faith through appreciation of the wonders of nature while insisting that appeals to evidence of design in nature somehow undermine faith.