Darwin and the Bible.

Author:Wieland, Carl
Position::Readers' views - Letter to the editor

Ncube Mandlenkosi's response (NA, Oct) to Dr Konotey-Ahulu's review of my book, One Human Family: The Bible, science, race and culture reflects common misunderstandings in both science and biblical exegesis. Non-atheist Hebrew scholars, while denying that Genesis is factual, are generally happy to acknowledge that It was written as history, as the New Testament uniformly regards it.

"Theological" claims to the contrary may arise from wanting to cling to some of Christianity's spiritual comforts while retaining respectability within today's evolutionised intellectual milieu. Origins science can't utilise the normal methods of repeatable, observable empirical science. Remove materialist...

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