To Board of Education member Alisa Ellis who is found wanting in terms of proper Biblical exegesis, I propose the following statement to allay her fear of science and to put to rest the creationism/evolution conundrum that has afflicted this country for many years.
The following statement is a theological one not a scientific one. God created nature (Mother Nature) to be the engine of creation in the field of time just as God is, in parallel with, the engine of creation outside the field of time.
It may be that God gave nature the mandate to generate life and intelligence, however left it to nature to work out the details, those being the chemical steps that led to the origin of life and the processes involved in natural selection.
Mike Liebergesell, Salt Lake City