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Now that we have the data about this matter from both Prof. Hodgson and Dordt College’s Board of Trustees, we can proceed to discuss the issue further. Meanwhile, I want to assure both Prof. Hodgson and Dr. Hulst, the president of Dordt College, that they are welcome to respond to what I write if they desire; and I will try to publish such responses promptly. Before I enter upon a detailed discussion of this matter, I want to make a few introductory remarks. In the first place, I hold no grudge against either Prof. Hodgson or Dordt College. Prof. Hodgson...

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Considerable space has been given in this issue to a report on the institution of the second congregation of the E.R.C.S. in Singapore, and therefore my editorial space will have to be limited in this issue. However, I recently received a new recording, taken from the sound track of a video recording, of the speech by Prof. Hodgson at Hillsdale, Michigan. This is a very clear recording, and in the interest of accuracy I shall quote again, in corrected form, the concluding paragraphs of Prof. Hodgson’s speech, so that there can be no question as to what he said in...

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As To Evolution At Dordt College (3) The reader should bear in mind that when I refer to “Evolution At Dordt College,” I am referring to the teachings of one of Dordt’s professors, Prof. Richard Hodgson. Secondly, I am referring primarily, though not exclusively, to Prof. Hodgson’s teachings in a debate with Dr. Duane Gish on “Creation vs. Evolution.” In the third place, the reader should keep in mind that Dordt College claims td hold to the truth of creation. However, after preliminary investigation . Dordt has allowed Prof. Hodgson to continue to teach, although the Dordt Trustees “have decided...

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Both because it has been a couple months since we treated this subject and because we will be discussing specifically the statements of Prof. Hodgson at the conclusion of his address, we will repeat those statements. For reasons which will become plain a little later, I will number those statements. Bear in mind that these are the corrected statements, transcribed from a very clear recording, so that there can be no doubt as to their accuracy: 1. Do mammals, for example, have a common ancestor? Do all taxonomic phyla and kingdoms go back to a single ancestral line? They are...

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It is characteristic of a theory such as “old earth creationism” (or, as it is also called: “progressive creationism”), which is the position that Prof. Hodgson claims to occupy, that it can adopt virtually all the hypotheses of evolutionism (and they are precisely that, hypotheses, not scientific data), but here and there inject some elements of creation, sufficient—at least in the minds of its proponents—to justify the claim that they are creationists. This struck me again in connection with the concluding statements by Prof. Hodgson in his speech at the Hillsdale College Debate when he said: “The possibility, however, of divine...

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