26 December 2011
So What's With the Video Promoting Evolution?
I've been asked about that - and by more than one person. The Paleo/Primal diet is often accompanied by a whole pile of evolutionistic explanation about why that way of eating works so well for so many people. Naturally, as an LCMS pastor I don't credit the evolutionary theory; and to anyone who does, I'd invite spending some time with Dr. David Menton - erstwhile biology prof at Washington University and a good Lutheran Christian. I don't buy into Paleo because of folk's theories about evolution; rather because of the evidence THAT it works. No need for me to buy into WHY it works. I learned long ago in theology that "why's" are notoriously complicated and complex and usually remain utterly mysterious even when grasped as facts. Anyone want to really attempt explaining the mechanics of the Virginal conception and birth? Or the Eucharistic presence? No, I didn't think so. So feel free to explore all the Paleo eating stuff you'd like, and when it comes to their "guesses" at why it works the way it does, acknowledge them as guesses and recognize how utterly beside the point they truly are!
Posted by William Weedon at 8:21 PM