Science in Christian Perspective

Letter to the Editor


Reply to Handrich
James O. Buswell III

From: JASA 7 (June 1955):


In reply to Mr. Handrich, it would appear that the statement: "Some of the statements regarding evolution do not properly present modern evolutionary thinking," and the statement: "Evolution . . . is treated almost completely as Darwinism unchanged" are in substantial agreement.

The remainder of the first statement seems to imply, as my review explicitly stated, not a criticism for, quoting men of the 20's and 30's, but for quoting them as "scientists of today." Both reviews refer to the same development on pages 61 and 62 of the book.

There may be further semantic shades of difference between the two quotations in Mr. Handrich's letter, but the first seems merely to be saying that actually a form of Darwinism is popular today, which is true; while the other is concerned with the fact that if the author believes such a "proof" as he advances, is the strongest one against evolution, his conception of evolution is not that held by present-day evolutionists.

James O. Buswell III
Wheaton College
Wheaton, Illinois
April 28, 1955