I meant in context to the quote that you provided that he probably thought that the sun is a ball of flaming gas. It isn't, as earlier explained.
Sure, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=wy ... 9D&f=false This is a guy who supports what Lewis said about evolution. Here is the guy I prefer to take notice of: https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.co ... denialist/
From Mere Christianity:These are not primary references. In fact the second is not even a secondary reference. It consists of a few comments by a guy who admits to barelyhaving read any of Lewis's work and makes his comments based on an obviously biased video. Do you really expect me to take you seriously when this is the best youcan offer? Can you give me a primary reference, something from Lewis's writing?
He clearly thinks that evolution is guided by God.But to be complete I ought to mention the In between view called Life-Force philosophy, or Creative Evolution, or Emergent Evolution. The wittiest expositions of it come in the works of Bernard Shaw, but the most profound ones in those of Bergson. People who hold this view say that the small variations by which life on this planet "evolved" from the lowest forms to Man were not due to chance but to the "striving" or "purposiveness" of a Life-Force.
When people say this we must ask them whether by Life-Force they mean something with a mind or not. If they do, then "a mind bringing life into existence and leading it to perfection" is really a God, and their view is thus identical with the Religious. If they do not, then what is the sense in saying that something without a mind "strives" or has "purposes"? This seems to me fatal to their view. One reason why many people find Creative Evolution so attractive is that it gives one much of the emotional comfort of believing in God and none of the less pleasant consequences.
Ok let's make a huge question really simple. Do you believe evolution is guided by God?
Mu. What do you mean by guided by God? Do you mean do I believe God intervenes in the evolutionary process in some detectable manner? Or do you mean do I think God supervises the process in some way?
Both or either.
Of course you do! God is involved or not, so which one is it? I say I believe no god is involved, as there is no evidence to show that is the case.This is not the kind of thing I have beliefs about. Is it the kind of thing you have beliefs about?