Philosophy of Religion
Can An Evolutionist Believe in God?
Steve Stewart-Williams says not.
Love it or hate it, few would deny that evolutionary theory is one of the most important ideas in intellectual history. Its influence within the field of biology is undeniable. Indeed, the evolutionary theorist Theodosius Dobzhansky went as far as to suggest that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”. But the implications of the theory do not end there. The philosopher Daniel Dennett once described evolutionary theory as a ‘universal acid,’ the influence of which seeps out to infect every area of human thought.