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June 14, 2008

Evolution is supernatural, too

Secular wisdom scoffs at the theory of creation, calling it religion, while it reveres the theory of evolution as fact. Declaring a theory fact does not make it so, nor is the assertion scientific. Webster defines religion as “the service or worship of God or the supernatural.” Creation and evolution both mix interpretation of the world around us with the supernatural.

Evolution breaks various laws of science that, by definition, can never be broken. It says that what is scientifically impossible, such as evolution between species, will supernaturally occur given millions of years of random chance. Pigs will fly, given enough time and good fortune. Come on, have a little faith.

Regarding the fossil record Charles Darwin wrote about in his The Origin of Species, “Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.”

It’s more than a century later, and little has changed other than calling his theory a fact.

Life and science go on while each of us believes what we will about our origin because nobody really knows for sure, this side of heaven.

Brian Merrell
Lee’s Summit

Comments

CRD

"Evolution breaks various laws of science that, by definition, can never be broken. "

Huh?!

JoeRhea

What is a Scientific Theory?

Is is NOT a simple guess or a speculation.

Is is a convincing and coherent explanatory framework for a body of evidence about the real world. It makes sense of wide ranging data that were previously unexplained. It must make testable predictions and be vulnerable to falsifications. And when you test a scientific theory, you don't test it once, you test it over and over again, so that the evidence from nature accumulates predictions tested and confirmed. So each time it becomes a little more true, so eventually it becomes a fact.

Evolution passes this test over and over again. If you don't accept evolution to be true, that is your choice, but that certainly doesn't make it correct.

There is just to much evidence, to many tests have been done and confirmed. The only people that still say otherwise are people of religion and faith.

T. Hanson

Katmando, I think it is time for you to call it a night. :)

katman

And, I don't think we should monkey around with the theory of evolution.

katman

Bad Guy, I'd like to see you prove your theory about jumping off the Sears tower. I don't think the sound would be SPLAT. But, I'd be satisfied seeing you do it anyway.

Do you think that when a tree falls in the forest and there's no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?

solomon

HAPPY FATHERS DAY ZENOZAC.

Dan Beyer

You can sit in a laboratory for 500 billion years trying to replicate "Spontaneous Generation" but DNA containing 40 sets of Encyclopedias worth of detailed instruction and information are't going to poof into existence.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

What I do know is that you can jump of the Sears Tower and pray all you want, gravity will see to it that you go SPLAT!

T. Hanson

I hate when you start a debate by pulling out a definition from a dictionary. That is like saying that the Da vinci Code was true because in the painting Christ was doing this.....

Religion is personal. And if you go by that rule then it will be hard to convince someone that they are incorrect in their religion.

katman

Religion is a means by which we provide answers to 'unanswerable' questions. Creation happens to be one widely accepted answer. Believers use such things a miracles to 'prove' Creation. Miracles are great but they are so darn unpredictable.

There have been attempts to prove and to disprove Evolution. It answers many of our questions but certainly not all.

There are many scientists who employ both religion & evolution in their lives. A soldier in 'a foxhole' almost always has religion and cares little about the theory of evolution.

devin

It's interesting that even very early church leaders (Martyr and Augustine come to mind) didn't take the creation account literally, but now some Christians think it's appropriate to do so despite all evidence to the contrary.

Science requires a theory to make testable predictions. What testable predictions does the "theory" of creation present? While it's true that science can't prove evolution occurred (anymore than it can prove any other historical event), science can learn a lot by exploring the theory of evolution. By exploring the creation narrative, science can learn absolutely nothing that hasn't already been written down for thousands of years.

 
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