Evolution and the Problem of Evil

(S. Joshua Swamidass) #1

Originally published at: http://peacefulscience.org/harris-evolutionary-evil/

At most, these arguments would demonstrate that man-imaged theism and evolution are in conflict, however, they do not unsettle a Jesus-grounded faith. There is nothing in evolutionary evil more unsettling than this: that an all-powerful God would give His only Son over to suffering and death. I am no more disturbed by evolution than I am by this. That suffering might move us “from good to perfect” is not how we would make the world, but it is entirely coherent in light of the God we find by Jesus.

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(S. Joshua Swamidass) #2

The astute will notice I linked to @jongarvey’s unpublished book on God’ Good Earth which does a deep dive on this.

http://potiphar.jongarvey.co.uk/gods-good-earth-pdf-book/

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(S. Joshua Swamidass) #5

Poor @jongarvey, didn’t you know that everything on the web is permanent?

https://web.archive.org/web/20170707063626/http://potiphar.jongarvey.co.uk/gods-good-earth-pdf-book/

(Jon Garvey) #6

Yes, but when one is making a pitch to publishers, it doesn’t help to make it obvious. I should add that the pitch included adding chapters and revising, indexing etc. Still, if the archive is useful to people, so be it.

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(Retired Professor & Minister.) #9

@swamidass, as often happens with the Wayback Machine archives, the main page is present but none of the secondary links work because the individual PDF chapters don’t exist on the archive site.

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(Jon Garvey) #10

Haha!! Fooled the so-and-so’s!

Soon available from all good charity shops, so no excuse for not buying it. Seriously, I’m just awaiting print run now - indexes were finished before New Year. One mystery typo left in for pedants to find.

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(Guy Coe) #11

Greatly looking forward to the book from across the pond! Congrats on getting it done (or, near-done) to the Indigenious Theologian!
(Typo not caught by spell-check).

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