a reply to: grainofsand
Hinduism's Creation Story actually resembles the Big Bang and Big Crunch(though their timeline is much longer, which can be explained if the universe
is a looped simulation). If the egg is the analogy for the atom, then it's not outrageous.
Genesis a a tale? How so? If you read it carefully, you'll see that it makes no mention on when God created the Earth. The Earth being 6000-years old
was started by an archbishop, who traced "the origin of mankind" back to the creation of Adam, and then the science community took that as being the
age of the Earth, when in fact, there is a gap between Genesis 1 and 2 that does not say when God created Adam, or the Earth. One thing to keep in
mind about the Bible is that it doesn't describe everything, for example, they mentioned that Noah had three sons, but no mention of daughters, but
clearly, he must have had daughters also, otherwise, they wouldn't have been able to repopulate. In addition, the age of Noah's ancestors all seem
to end at the flood, now if they had calculated it and made that up, then you have to wonder why they left all the other details out, or say all of
these bad things that God did. The only conclusion about the Bible is that we simply don't know enough to say whether all parts are true or false.
Heck, how do we know what exactly happened just 2000 years ago? How do we know that Jesus didn't exist, performed miracles and left? How do we know
UFOs didn't cause disappearance, abductions, helped buid pyramids, etc?
Islam seems like it's a made up religion, with the intent of setting civilization backwards, so I wouldn't take anything they say seriously.
Finally, show me HOW exactly we evolved from an amoeba. Show me how we developed the ability to fly(something that we don't clearly understand even
now), the organs(which are infinitely more complex than people make them out to be, basically, without an intelligence to guide them, it's not
possible), etc. Like I said, there should be enough time for bacterias to evolve(and they can always make millions more colonies to increase the
sample size and chances), show us something that could be considered a new species. And no, your organs growing bigger and smaller don't qualify, you
see, your organs will vary according to your body size(the heart will grow according to the size of your fist, for example, the reason being that the
bigger you are, the more blood you'll need to pump), this means that within any species, there will be different varieties in organ sizes, this means
that if the environment is right, such as Darwin's finches, then the finches with big beaks will survive and repopulate, but that doesn't mean that
a new species has occurred. It would be like saying that a disease had wiped out Blacks, and more Whites reproduced, and evolution has occurred.
Finally, if we are all one big chain, then why do we lose the ability to mate with other species? Your ancestors have to be able to mate with each
other to produce a new species, don't they?
The fact is, evolution is filled with leaps in logic that would also make it the equivalent of a tale. The fact that our DNA is 99% close to a chimp
doesn't make us a chimp, or that we shared a common ancestor, because unless you can show how that 1% difference came about naturally, and how this
one ancestor managed to propagate(remember that the mutations can't just happen, they have to happen to one individual of each species, and that
person has to survive, if not, then all is lost, and the chances for that beneficial mutation occurring start all over), then you'd have to conclude
that some outside forces, whether it's aliens or gods, caused them.