Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mike Huckabee responds to evolution question

I know you guys aren't reading this blog to hear my political opinions, so I'm not going to start a big political discussion or cram my views down your throat. There are other forums for that kind of thing and many other people who can do it better than I. However, I also know some of you are fellow Christians and might be interested in this. If you don't want to hear it, don't click "Play." Mike Huckabee is a Christian running for Pres. and this is a snip from a recent debate hosted by CNN. I thought he did an excellent job answering this question and standing up to Wolf Blitzer and felt it deserved a little attention. Don't worry- I won't do this to you very often ;).


Alice said...

The premise that Christians often use against evolution seems to be a result of a gross misunderstanding of scientific terminology. To state that evolution is somehow a "belief" implies that it must be "just a theory" in layman's terms and that an act of faith is somehow needed to justify the idea. This site has some good definitions of scientific language.

Anyway, I've never understood why Christian beliefs and evolution or most other scientific theories or law HAVE to be at odds somehow. It seems like scientific theory and law, in general, simply describe the majesty of God's work rather than refute His role in it. For instance, Heliocentricism, similarly, is a scientifc theory that seemed, at one time, to be outside the belief of the church, but is now widely accepted as compatible with the Bible.

Of course, maybe this thinking
is uniquely Catholic, but I don't think that it has to be.

Jeff said...

What an amazing video. I first heard about Mike Huckabee in New Man magazine, as they were endorsing him. Watching this video has been about the 4th example I've seen or heard about in the last week where people are a lot bolder in their faith than I am. I think God is trying to tell me something. Thanks for posting it!

dimeadozen said...

Personally, I do believe evolution is just a theory. Creation and evolution both require faith, and frankly, evolution requires more faith than I can muster. I do agree that science points to the majesty and power of God and His wisdom. Christians are not morons, incapable of understanding scientific terminology. We merely choose not to accept false doctrine disguised as science. I believe that real science supports the Bible and not evolution. Scientific laws can be proven through observation and repetition. Evolution is a theory because it has not been proven. Who has personally observed evolution happening right now? Who was there to see it billions of years ago? There is an excellent children's book, called "Yellow and Pink," by William Steig that sums it up beautifully. It makes a great argument against the theory of evolution and points out some of its absurdities. Thanks for allowing me to share my opinions! I think Mike Huckabee's answer was outstanding! Thanks for posting this.

sassy chic said...

I want to say that I think Mike Huckabee was articulate and very well spoken. I did not hear or see any gross misunderstanding of scientific terminology in what he had to say. However just to comment on the comment from alice, I would like to say that as a christian I believe that The Word of God is just that, The Word Of God. Now if the Bible tells me that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on the Cross for my sin, so that I can live forever in heaven and not hell, (and it does, and it is true) then it just dosn't make sense to me that I would disregard Genesis 1. And God created the heavens and the earth...and he created man in His own image, as a theory. I believe that the Whole Bible is Gods Word and that the Whole Bible is true. Any theory that states differently is mans wisdom and is foolishness. I also have studied this at length with my children and we have found there is much more scientific evidence that the Bible's account is true than evidence that evolution is true. I am not closed minded, just unwilling to believe anything that contradicts what God's Word says. Evolution is just a theory. Creation is God's account. This just seems to be a no brainer to me.