The God of Chance and Purpose

The author argues that ontological randomness is genuine, and that God does not determine the outcome of every scientifically random event, but instead controls randomness by setting broad boundaries. Through paleontological examination, this paper looks at how randomness shapes the world from the b...

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Published in:Theology and science
Main Author: McCall, Bradford ca. 21. Jh.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge [2019]
In:Theology and science
Year: 2019, Volume: 17, Issue: 1, Pages: 133-142
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:The author argues that ontological randomness is genuine, and that God does not determine the outcome of every scientifically random event, but instead controls randomness by setting broad boundaries. Through paleontological examination, this paper looks at how randomness shapes the world from the bottom up. However, the phenomena known as convergence indicate that evolution through natural selection may proceed along various paths, but the destinations are few. Thus there is a dichotomy: randomness is constrained within pattern.
ISSN:1474-6719
Contains:Enthalten in: Theology and science
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/14746700.2017.1413815