Evolutionary biology as a link between religion and knowledge

C. W. Du Toit
2000 HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies  
It would appear that the epistemological tradition of the West is culminating in the present science-religion debate. The evolutionary model is being used increasingly in different disciplines as a guideline to understand humans and their action in the world. The struggle for explaining the action of God has shifted from the world of history and texts to the invisible level of quantum physics and molecular biology. It seems that levels of indeterminacy in quantum mechanics and autopoietic
more » ... s offer space to explain the action of God. On the human level integrity is sought by linking the highest level of consciousness and rationality to the very basic level of molecular and genetic structures. These issues are dealt with and specific attention is given to autopoietic systems and the biological roots of rationality.
doi:10.4102/hts.v56i2/3.1750 fatcat:ozbolyklvrhqvleavwqvjdycvm