Final Conclusion

Based on his chosen interpretation, Dawson is able to fit more of the scientific facts into the framework of his theology.  For instance, he can say that evolution did occur, but not broad evolution.  Instead of adopting the Darwinian notion that one specie morphed into another, Dawson held that evolution took place within the narrow confines of the “kinds” made by God.  For instance, all birds might have evolved from primordial birds, but birds were always birds.  All birds might have had a common ancestor, but not all life had a common ancestor.  This enabled Dawson to deny evolution from a common ancestor, proport a creator God, and not have to recognize humans as being part of the greater animal kingdom. 

Ultimately, this unique argument allowed Dawson to maintain his faith and stay true to his commitments to the infallibility of the biblical text. 

Final Conclusion