Senator Brownback from Kansas has an interesting article in the New York Times today, titled “What I Think About Evolution.” Brownback provides one of the best discussions of the “Science vs. Faith” controversy that I have seen in a while. He writes:
Ultimately, on the question of the origins of the universe, I am happy to let the facts speak for themselves. There are aspects of evolutionary biology that reveal a great deal about the nature of the world, like the small changes that take place within a species. Yet I believe, as do many biologists and people of faith, that the process of creation — and indeed life today — is sustained by the hand of God in a manner known fully only to him. It does not strike me as anti-science or anti-reason to question the philosophical presuppositions behind theories offered by scientists who, in excluding the possibility of design or purpose, venture far beyond their realm of empirical science.
I was once a passionate believer in the theory of evolution, but recently a number of distinguished scientists have raised serious questions about its credibility. As a result, I no longer believe in it. How did life get here on Earth? I don’t know and am content with being honestly ignorant until such time as science can provide a better explanation.