Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

WWDD--What Would Darwin Do?

During the adult forum on Sunday morning, Professor David Wollert of Northeast State is going to present his documentary on the "Religious Views of Charles Darwin." Professor Wollert is the author of the article, "Finding Gould's God". Here are a couple of paragraphs about Darwin:

Charles Darwin has come to be one of the most controversial scientists in history, which is quite interesting in light of his compassionate and unassuming personality. Far from the poster boy for atheism that many groups have marketed him as, Darwin’s life reads as the moving story of an honest and vulnerable human being in a state of perpetual soul searching. It depicts a man slipping from theism, to deism, to agnosticism, a fall driven as much by his scientific ideology as by his inability to reconcile human suffering with a benevolent God.

Darwin entered his adult life as a theist. In 1831, he graduated from Cambridge Divinity School with modest aspirations of life as a country parson. He boarded the H.M.S. Beagle a literal believer in the Genesis account of creation. During this voyage, many of his yet unchallenged scientific and religious beliefs came into question. (Read More)

Here is a bit more about Professor Wollert:
David Wollert teaches biology at Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville, TN. He began his scientific career as a senior research assistant with the Health Sciences Research Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A strong interest in teaching led him to accept faculty positions at Black Hawk College and Northeast State. David is an active member of Grandview Christian Church in Johnson City, TN, and enjoys speaking about topics in science and religion at local colleges and churches.

The adult forum meets at 9:45 a.m. Sundays at the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.

1 comment:

  1. So, have you read Darwin's Black Box, or do you reject it out of hand because it doesn't agree with your theories?