Steven Peck, a BYU Professor of Biology, takes it as “axiomatic that evolution in its broad sense is the way the biological world works, although details are still being worked out and amazing discoveries will continue for centuries.” Using vivid examples, he explains both the compelling nature and the complexity of evolution. He also describes the weak science behind what is popularly called the “Intelligent Design” movement. However, “evolution does not negate by one iota the idea of a purposeful universe that was organized by a loving, intelligent God.”
|Presented at:||2013 Interpreter Symposium on Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth & Man
Saturday, November 9, 2013
|Article Reprint:||Understanding Evolution: An LDS Scientific Perspective, The Interpreter Foundation, January 20, 2020
|Conference Proceedings:||Cosmos, Earth, and Man at https://interpreterfoundation.org/books/science-and-mormonism-cosmos-earth-and-man/|
I just finished the Return of the God Hypothesis is behind in his thinking …you are very dismissive in your analysis
The science behind Intelligent Design is not “weak.” Please read the relevant literature with an open mind before making such claims.
Dr. Peck might start with “Theistic Evolution” which is a collection of essays summarizing the current evidence. I would then suggest “The Edge of Evolution” and “Darwin Devolves” by Behe. Also anything by Michael Denton, Philip Johnson, William Dembski, David Berlinski and Stephen Meyer. For the latter “Darwin’s Doubt” and “Return of the God Hypothesis” are recent and very good. Hand waving dismissals are no longer adequate, Dr. Peck.