Why Can't We Be Sensible About This Issue." UIC's Science and
Religion series hosts Huston Smith, world religions scholar.
Smith has been
critical of the rigid-minded thinking that often marks the Genesis
versus genetics debate. "It's so off-the-mark to believe that you
must choose between evolution and creationism, as if they are mutually
exclusive," said Smith.
"short-term creationism," which says the world is 6,000 years old,
as "nonsense on stilts."
points to "long-term creationism," which acknowledges the geological
record and evolution of the species, but does not rule out the possibility
that it was all purposefully orchestrated by an intelligent force
many call God.