An Inconvenient Truth

With apologies to Al Gore for the use of his movie title, the ongoing debate over creation versus evolution just will not go away. Most of academia, the majority of science practitioners, and (disappointingly) many theologians embrace evolution as “fact.” In spite of evolution’s dominance among these educated leaders, over half of respondents in a 2007 USA Today/Gallup poll agreed that it was either “definitely” or “probably” true that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years.”1

An earlier CNN/USA Today Gallup poll found that “fifty-three percent say God created humans in their present form the way the Bible describes it, essentially endorsing a strict creationist explanation.”2 These statistics have not changed much over the past two decades, leading Karl Giberson, Vice President of the BioLogos Forum, to lament that about half of the country agrees with Al Mohler, whose stalwart stance on recent creation is vehemently opposed by BioLogos.3….

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