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Feb 04, 2010

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Travis Greene

"If we take human evolution seriously, and can no longer appeal to an historical Fall and the accompanying idea of Original Sin, then what is human sin and where does come from?"

I know this is just a blurb, but that question conflates several problems. Taking human evolution seriously doesn't necessarily negate any kind of historical Fall. And original sin is hardly the only way to conceive of such a fall's consequences. A more troubling and pertinent question, to me, is what evolutionary theory means for the origin of evil on earth. That is, I think you can have evolved humans experiencing some kind of historical fall, but I don't think that fall can explain adverse weather, disease, carnivorous animal species, and so on.

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