Comment on GC Votes to Revise SDA Fundamental #6 on Creation by wesley kime.
Reading this blog I am not infrequently moved to address the routinely raised issue of how Adventists universities must not be afraid to actually teach in detail the the theory of evolution so that Adventist creation-believing students can knowledgeably argue against it, as, oh yes, LSU is breaking loose and doing at last. Wrong again. Another straw issue. La Sierra has never not thoroughly taught Evo. I know; I graduated from La Sierra College with a BA in biology in 1948. My major professor, Lloyd Downs, went to what seemed to me at the time tedious lengths to detail, fearlessly detail, exhaustively detail, every evidence Evolution uses, clearly not to promote Evo but from an avowedly 6-day Genesis perspective. Let the record show that not teaching ABOUT evolution has never been LSU’s failing.
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GC Votes to Revise SDA Fundamental #6 on Creation
@Sean Pitman: And speaking of Sean’s father’s sacrificial service, Sean’s grandmother, Dr. Naomi Kime-Pitman, and grandfather [Dr. Theron Pitman] were missionaries in South America. He sacrificed his life in an airplane crash down there.
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Brilliant and Beautiful, but Wrong
Brilliant, beautiful, and so right! Speaking of your presentation at LLU recently. Great to see you and your family (especially my namesake, Wes. God bless! WK
Evolution from Space?
Hats off yet again to Sean for pursuing this topic as a scientist should, no nonsense, and in it’s proper setting — as a revival of one of the ancient ideas recently upgraded as a desperate alternative to the increasingly compelling intelligent design data. I had occasion to review panspermia a few years ago and as is my wont I found it more amusing than scientific. If you would like what was intended to be a satirical response to panspermia and other related curiosities you could check out: http://www.iessaythere.com/black-hole-humor.html
Meantime, Sean’s article is of far more cogent worth.
The Sabbath and the Covenants (Old vs. New)
As he has done on this site many times, Sean in his line-by-line-item response to C. White (not EG or EB) has, to my mind, clearly enunciated the issue and resolution.
When all the hermeneutics, quoting, and arguing and inordinately judgmental riposte are over, it comes down, as I understand it, to two things: 1) Whether the 7th day Sabbath (whether enunciated in the famous 10 commandments or otherwise) is still valid, and 2) Does the grace obtained by the vicarious sacrifice by the shedding of Christ’s blood or other divine process too deep for us to understand in this life, cover every sin automatically and without ado, altogether passively on our part, or is it only on condition that we first totally and deeply accept it? Other details always hassled forever are distractions.
I accept that I must accept it, wholly, actively, even with agony, with my whole being.
Nobel Prize Winner “Blinded by Belief”: Retracts 2016 Paper on RNA Self-Replication
The confession that Szostak made is boggling! If anybody has been on a “journey”, Szostak has! And this analysis by Sean of that journey and its implications is truly awesome. It should be published widely… I’m surprised nobody has commented on it yet. No comment could do it justice.
I’m reduced to being simply curious. Was there talk of rescinding Szostak’s Nobel? I propose another Nobel category: a prize for most honest scientist, and Szostak would be the first winner. Few other scientists would be eligible, particularly among evolutionary scientists, who collectively seem to have suffered a blindness mutation. He should be TIME’s Man of the Year.