a reply to: Phantom423
"All life on Earth is descended from a last universal ancestor that lived approximately 3.8 billion years ago."
I read that you almost got your evolution facts word for word from the wiki page for evolution, it seems. Yet left out this part.
You see, in my humble opinion, I don't think that things like humans generate from things like amoebas. Yet that is exactly what the theory of
evolution proposes. Showing that e. coli can adapt to different mediums and survive is not really showing that e. coli can turn into a fish, is it? In
fact, adaptation occurs in all species, including humans. I have alluded to just that fact. Would you call a Eskimo another creature? How about a
Sherpa? Yet biologically their bodies have adapted over the years to survive in sub zero temperatures, or in low oxygen environments. If you were to
stand atop K2, you would pass out from lack of oxygen if not acclimated. A sherpa could do jumping jacks. This is testable, and is more in line with
what you have described.
This is why Darwin's theory of evolution has changed in definition since Darwin proposed it. It fits into the political agenda of removing G-d from
modern understanding, but cannot be proven empirically. Therefore they masquerade it behind adaptability, which is provable and testable. Evolution,
as Darwin proposed it is one day their was a sludge, containing all the necessary components of life(where did protein come from if no life was
present), then a catalyst perhaps a lightning strike caused a single celled organism to appear. From this single celled organism, numerous other
creatures began to propagate themselves until one day, a man appears and says "Who am I? Where did I come from? Am I alone?".
Now in hindsight, with Darwin's own understanding in clear view, sounds kind of outlandish. I mean the complex nature of man itself is more
complicated and magnificent then the computer I use to post this message by orders of magnitude. Then you must consider the methods of reproduction
reek of understanding, and are appear to be made solely for that purpose. I have seen mutations. They are not guided by anything. Children with huge
heads, unable to lift them. Just look at a small population in Kazakhstan where the people where exposed to radiation. Their children would break your
heart. That is a mutation. Mutation does not form working complex reproductive systems and separate them unto man and women. Then one must consider,
as evolution only deals with animal life, where did plants evolve from? They also show the complex nature of life. A seed, smaller than your nose
hairs, knows how to gauge temperature, moisture content of soil, how much sunlight is available, etc. It does this all before sprouting a life form
capable of turning sunlight into bioenergy and CO2 into oxygen. Which goes hand in hand with us, as without that we would die.
Now consider, if you will, that all these life forms must have manifested in unison, in order for all to survive. Now also consider, that according to
Darwin's own theory, lightning could be called G-d, as it is the proposed catalyst which lead to all life.
As I have stated, it hasn't been proven, nor will it be proven. Everything around you reeks of design. The more you learn, the more you see it could
be no other way. It is actually more believable than what you propose. But both require faith to understand.
Also, you might want to actually read Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" so you might have a further understanding on what Darwin, the creator of
evolution actually thought. Wiki is useful. But to gain a complete understanding one should consider the source.