empty stage.jpg
An empty stage of the theater, lit by spotlights and smoke before the performance
stage, spotlight, empty theater
ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
Share
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Flipboard
Print
Email

Nancy Pearcey on the Politics of Darwinism, Then and Now

Episode
1717
With
Andrew McDiarmid
Guest
Nancy Pearcey
Duration
00:15:12
Download
Audio File (10.4 mb)
Share
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Flipboard
Print
Email

On this ID the Future from the vault, Nancy Pearcey, professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, tells some of the political history of Darwinism, and explains how the same troubling issues persist today.

Darwin was one of the first to say, if it isn’t purely naturalistic, it isn’t science. Others, then and now, have suggested that we can keep Darwinian evolution and just trust that God is at work behind the scenes. Pearcey, co-author of The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy, says that the problem with this tactic of wedding Darwinism and theism is that ultimately it turns one’s understanding of God into something that is largely private and subjective.