MugenOne>> Why we haven’t evolved since we “became” man? Looks like we are doomed as a species because evolution has stopped!!! Give me a break! <<
An evolutionist would respond by saying that our technological advances have removed the necessity for us to adapt by evolutionary means.
Christopher>> I don’t see how evolution can jive with that certain fact of the faith. <<
They would argue that evolution got us up to the point where we had an Adam and Eve who could become our first parents. In other words, rather than form them from the dirt of the ground, God used evolution.
There’s a huge problem with that view, however. If evolution is truly random as the evolutionists claim, the exact same mutations that made Adam and Eve human rather than non-human would all have had to occur at the same time and general location for Adam and Eve to have met. You could argue that God was directing the process but why would He do it that way? And why, if He did choose to create our first parents that way, why would He not say so in Scripture?
MaggieOH>> There is a middle path where we accept the Truth of the story of Creation in Genesis whilst at the same time accepting that the world itself evolved over millions of years. Whilst there is evidence that supports this form of evolution, there is no evidence to support Darwinism. <<
What evidence? The methods that they use to date rocks are not reliable. A few years back they tested a sample of rock with the K-Ar method with is the standard method for dating rocks and it resulted in an age of 2 billion years. The problem was that the rock they tested was formed by a volcanic eruption 200 years ago. That’s quite an error.
MaggieOH>> 1. bones that point to the existence of dinosaurs <<
Reptiles grow their entire lives. Before Noah’s flood humans lived to be almost 1,000 years old so reptiles, many of which live longer than humans, would also have lived much longer and grow to immense sizes.
MaggieOH>> 2. the existence of the minerals within the earth such as coal <<
Experiments have been done which produced coal in a matter of weeks and months. Even if that was not the case, God created the universe with the appearance of age. Adam and Eve were not zygotes. He created trees, not pollen. Distant stars are visible from Earth. There is no reason why He couldn’t have created coal deposits especially since He knew it would become an important resource.
MaggieOH>> 3. the fact that the Bible does not describe the such animals as dinosaurs yet there exists in Australia a primitive creature called platypus. <<
The Bible is not a text on zoology.
Deacon Ed>> BTW, no theory of evolution says we evolved from monkeys. It says we both had a common ancestor from which we both spring. While there is certainly some genetic links between us, we cannot prove this theory and it remains that, a theory. <<
I read in a science magazine that, while we have about a 99% genetic similarity with the chimpanzee, we have about a 90% similarity with the amoeba.
Christopher>> Dinosaurs existed, sure, but when, that is the question. Do you think a brain tumor is “very good?” Remains of a dinosaur with a brain tumor have been found. If the creature lived before the Fall, how is that “very good” as God’s creation clearly had to be, both logically and Biblically? <<
Maybe this particular dinosaur got the tumor after the Fall. We have no reason to believe that any major extinctions occurred at the time of the Fall.
pacersFan>> I am not sure why there is a need to scientifically prove anything spiritually related. This especially goes for the Evolution vs. Creationism argument. I’ve read/heard good arguments from scientists on both sides of the issue (especially in the Origin of life area). In my mind neither side has a definitive scientific answer, so they cancel each other out, and I have to turn my attention away from science to other areas for any revelations of spiritual truth. <<
It’s not that we have to be able to prove our faith scientifically but we are to defend the faith when it is attacked. The matter of origins is relevant beyond the issue of our origins. What we believe about our origins helps to define our beliefs in other areas. Belief in evolution has given rise to Nazism, Communism and laize-faire Capitalism, all ungodly systems of thought that have brought great distress to the world.
Ghosty>> How do you explain away the fact that we can see billions of years into the past with the Hubble telescope? <<
God created the universe with the appearance of age. He made fully grown adults, not zygoytes; trees, not seeds. Gen 1 says that the stars serve as signs for us (see Ps 19). For them to serve as a sign, we must be able to see them therefore He created them visible.