A fossil found last year is being hailed by science as a key missing link in evolutionary theory. To put it in layman’s terms, Paleontologists suggest that the fossil shows the link between swimming fish and four-legged, slimy land crawlers. The Tiktaalik “is a really amazing, remarkable intermediate fossil,” scientist Neil H. Shubin told the New York Times.
There is an article in Christianity Today about what these kinds of discoveries mean for Christian faith. Are they a threat? Should we continue to shrug them off as insignificant? The article is at http://www.christianitytoday.com/41438, and here is an excerpt:
Increasing numbers of world-class scientists, as a matter of fact, are in awe of the apparent design and fine-tuning of Creation. “The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture,” physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson notes, “the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming.”
This has prompted me to reflect again on evolution and the question of whether or not it has to be mutually exclusive with our faith. What do you think? Can a Christian believe in evolution without sacrificing their belief in God as Creator? I would love to hear your thoughts before I post mine (if you have time, read the short CT article first).