Examining the origins debate, part 2
This is part 2 in a series exploring Gerald Rau's book Mapping the Origins Debate . For other posts in the series, click a number: 1 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 . Six origins models In this post we'll overview Rau's six origins models. They fall into two groups: evolutionary models (of which there are four) and creationary models (of which there are two). We'll note points of agreement and disagreement, due to multiple factors that will become more evident as we proceed through the series. photo credit: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie Evolutionary models If the origins debate is to be productive, a key issue has to do with agreeing on what is meant by key terms. One such term is "evolution," which is used in various ways, sometimes referring to a philosophy as much as a process. That philosophy is naturalism , "the conviction that everything can be explained by natural causes" alone, an idea closely related to materialism , "