Guardian The General Synod this morning held a debate on science and religion, full of ordained scientists arguing that of course they are, and indeed the final vote was 241 to 2 in favour of the motion.
Really honest Christians, at least, admit that the Biblical descriptions of the creation and the origin of human beings, are wholly mutually exclusive from scientific findings. Those Christians who believe they are compatible believe the Bible is largely allegorical. Fundamentalists believe the Bible is literal.
Actually, if you think it through, an evolutionary universe is wholly incompatible with notions of original sin and the Fall of human beings from an original state of grace, which means the entire reason for Christianity becomes nonsensical. Why have a savior when humans never needed saving?
The atelic or teleonomic argument maintains that as the weight of evidence presents teleonomy- no planed outcomes rather than planned ones - God's intent- telos- teleology- then evolution cannot perforce be compatible, and so creation evolution is vacuous!
In his writings Victor Stenger keel hauls God as explanatory and as compatible with science. The argument from pareidolia notes that theists see intent and design where there are only teleonomy and patterns as peiople see Yeshua in a tortilla. Know God= No God
And Michael Ruse, naturalist himself, erroneously defends original sin and all that stupidity.
Carneades; ignoostic morgan