Discussion of everything related to the Theory of Evolution.
If the offspring has changed (improved or not) in anyway from the parents and God did not do it ( even creationists don't say he personally designs every single person) , then that leaves rom for another explanation.
If there can be even the smallest improvement without God's designing it directly, then the path from ooze to human is possible without God. You just need time to 'add' the improvements together.
The exact definition of evolution is irrelevant (though nice to know).
The fact is you do believe in evolutions main premise. Improvement in design from a system - not a creator.
4) The dinosaurs, which are said to have lived 100 million years ago have been unearthed with soft tissue/proteins embedded in their bones, which indicates that they could not possibly be millions of years old. Also, ancient art and sculptures have depicted dinosaurs on cave walls and on art.
Ancient art like that seen in Lascaux France depict animals like the wooly mammoth, and the smilodon. These are not dinosaurs.
Man, I need to learn not to reply in the middle of a thread.
I have no idea why they could not possibly be millions of years old.
Insects have been found, intact, in amber for hundreds of years. Mamoths have been found in ice etc. It is very obvious the genetic material can last a very very long time in the right conditions.
What this shows however is that fossilization can happen in different ways. The fact that finding genetic material in a fossil is so rare actually supports the fact it is so old. If it was a common process and age was not a factor we would find it with virtually every fossil. Dig up a grave and see for yourself!
You have to support such claims as
with evidence. Even one case of genetic material surviving past normal decaying periods (I have given you two case) clearly shows decay can be slow and possible halted entirely by natural processes. It would not be a hard stretch to imagine a third.
Idea: Could the whole process of evolution be God's way of working? Why do they have to be two seperate beliefs? I believe in the Bible, and I believe that God would not lie to us. We ask for proof that God exists, we demand an answer to all the questions that we could possibly ask, and yet the answer is right in front of us...evolution at its best. Evolution IS divine. Take Biology and you will see that there is nothing non-divine about it. The whole process, starting at the very beginning, is so awe-inspiring that it, in fact, has become an inspiration for me and has left me thinking, "How can one Not believe in God?" Pray tell. Give me five proofs that their isn't a God...
It doesn,t work like this. There is no need to disprove the existence of God, we just do not need any divine intervention to explain the world. It's the Occam razor: divine creatures are not necessary, hence there is no need to inquire about their (non)existence, at least from the scientific point of view.
One can always argue that the laws of our world are in fact the manifestation of the divine design, an argument that is sometimes called the God in the gaps hypothesis, however that is a philosophical question that has very little bearing toward the comprehension of the world that science is trying to achieve.
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without
any proof. (Ashley Montague)
I think its so easy for theists to defend themselves simply because GOD can do anything so they link any scientific fact to religion.
Here in India there is a Hindu Monkey God called Hamuman and many people think evolution is because we are ancestors of Hanuman.
Some cases they give even bigger descriptions saying that humans were born when Angels and beautiful monkeys joined.
The list just goes on ................
the interpretation gets funnier
"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution"
I could do something better, all your 'proofs' are just evidence supporting a guess or theory that may or may not be real or true, just like the idea of man being from a monkey. once that was the hat of trade, and in some posters still is. why? because of the similarities in DNA. yet in current times scientists have developed the idea that this statement is not true, however, may have had a common ancestors. so why you athiests try to replace God with science is beyond me when there is always something unknown, and what is know is still a theory...or a weak fact that could be twisted upside down any moment. also why you try and put yourself above a religious person just because of science is stupidiest thing ever when science has a rich history of religious people along with others who may not be religious but do believe in God or atleast a 'higher power'. so show some respect please to the people who have helped develope science and those who have or do feel the same as they do.
now, secondly...all evidence to even support evolution would never and will never disproove God, nor any faith for that matter. not because someones stuborn and relies on "God can do what ever He wants", or "divine being could do what ever they want". Now that is a quick and easy response that some rely on too much as athiests common response will be a simple "lol" with some kind of insult. I never seen any kind of an attempt to disprove, so if anyone here thinks they got a good shot, try. I'd like to see what you have. Besides that, science has been describe as a natural, where as opposite of super natural. please explain your stance in disproving religion when most sciences do not cover explanation in that field.
Biggest problem is that most athiests along with others assume that this believe is to fill in gaps, when the basis of some religions (Christianity) does non of that 'filling in'. there are some who will tell you, God is reason for everything to truly fill in a gap in their understanding, but opposite of early mythology Christianity actually moves out side of that thought of reason. instead of saying or looking for God as reason to this or that, many Christians actually take the stand that it is about knowing God and His Creation, and loving it...loving Him. where as many early religions filled in things and beings as for lightning, river, etc. The Christian Faith focuses on other attributes all while realizing the existance through God.
Does anyone else think that most of our discussions in this "evolution" forum have nothing at all to do with evolution? We could just as easily call this the "religious crusade" forum.
Generally speaking, the more people talk about "being saved," the further away they actually are from true salvation.
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I cannot agree more with you.And the new name sounds great,"Religious crusade" or may be "Devils Advocates"
"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution"
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