Evolution and Providence: A Response to Thomas Tracy

@article{Polkinghorne2009EvolutionAP,
  title={Evolution and Providence: A Response to Thomas Tracy},
  author={John C. Polkinghorne},
  journal={Theology and Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={317 - 322}
}
Abstract The role of chance in evolutionary process need not negate belief in the purposes of the Creator. The nature of causality is not determined by science alone, for it requires also acts of metaphysical decision. Moreover, science's accounts of physical reality are notably patchy, with relationships between different regimes often ill-understood An honest science cannot exclude the exercise of agency, either human or divine. Evolutionary insight can offer some help with the problems of… Expand
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