Theistic evolution

Theistic evolution (also known as theistic evolutionism or God-guided evolution) is a view that God acts and creates through laws of nature. It posits that the concept of God is compatible with the findings of modern science, including evolution. Theistic evolution is not in itself a scientific theory, but includes a range of views about how science relates to religious beliefs and the extent to which God intervenes. It rejects the strict creationist doctrines of special creation, but can include beliefs such as creation of the human soul. Modern theistic evolution accepts the general scientific consensus on the age of the Earth, the age of the universe, the Big Bang, the origin of the Solar System, the origin of life, and evolution.[1]

Supporters of theistic evolution generally attempt to harmonize evolutionary thought with belief in God and reject the conflict between religion and science; they hold that religious beliefs and scientific theories do not need to contradict each other.[2][3]

  1. ^ "The Creation/Evolution Continuum". National Center for Science Education. 27 June 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  2. ^ Numbers 2006, pp. 34–38.
  3. ^ Evolution Vs. Creationism, Eugenie Scott, Niles Eldredge, p. 62–63

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