[quote=Stevereeno]Would you please clarify, for me, what you are actually saying? How can a scientific fact be more proven than any other scientific fact?
One theory might be a better fit to the data or have a much larger data set to back it up
For example the theory of relativity is much more accurate than Newton’s laws of motion
But in our everyday world the difference is not noticeable to make the extra math worthwhile
[quote=Stevereeno]In 1906, the New York Times made similar wild assertions claiming “evolution is now taught in the textbooks of all
schools” and evolution “is no more debatable than the multiplication table”.
yeah, that is pretty much right
[quote=Stevereeno]Oh really!?! We can now manufacture DNA (and have been for the last 50 years)! Get real, the Jurassic Park movie was not a documentary, it was fiction.
Did I say DNA? No I didn’t
Alright you got me in a little hyperbole here; we’ve been making organic molecules for over 50 years but self replicating peptides for only 10 or so
[quote=Stevereeno]Dude, just use some common sense. What were the hosts for these viruses if there were not even unicellular organisms? Other viruses?
I didn’t say they were viruses?
I meant that they were just very primitive life forms LIKE a virus or something else very simple
Remember modern single cell organisms (and viruses too) are also the product of several billion years of evolution
[quote=Stevereeno]Yes, fine. But before you read the textbook, you will need to throw away your faith. From [font=Arial]Lateran VI:
“Firmly we believe and we confess simply that the true God… who by His own omnipotent power at once from the beginning of time created each creature from nothing, spiritual, and corporal, namely, angelic and mundane, and finally the human, constituted as it were, alike of the spirit and the body.”[/font]
[font=Arial]And from the Council of Cologne:
"Our first parents were formed immediately by God. Therefore we declare that…those who…assert…man…emerged from spontaneous continuous change of imperfect nature to the more perfect, is clearly opposed to Sacred Scripture and to the Faith.”[/font]
Why would all that mean that I had to give up my faith?
The Vatican has asserted several times in the last century that evolution is not incompatible with Christianity
Sure God created life
He just took several billion years to do it
Trying to squeeze God down to a human time scale seems kinda……blasphemous to me
When I consider the great probability of life but the improbability of me it makes Creation all the more wonderful