posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 05:03 PM
I can totally understand how both creation and evolution are difficult to believe. However, I cannot recall ever seeing a 'third theory' on this
matter. (If anyone has seen one, let me know!)
Creationism must be very difficult to believe for those who are non-religious or atheist. I happen to believe in creationism, but I can see how
others might not, since no solid evidence exists for that theory. However, as someone who is about three weeks away from an engineering degree, my
scientific training also makes it difficult to believe in evolution.
While I can accept evolution can affect species to a certain degree, (like the famous case of white moths with black speckles in London evolving to
become black in the 19th century to camouflage against pollution-covered trees) I cannot believe that life evolved all the way back from single-celled
organisms. Organisms might evolve to be larger, smaller, taller, shorter thinner, fatter, different coloration, or that sort of thing, over time, but
I do not believe, and have never seen evidence for, evolution causing massive changes in species, like growing a pair of eyes, sprouting additional
limbs, growing new organs, or making the jump from asexual organisms to sexual organisms. As I have heard, even Charles Darwin said that his theory
only applied to small, incremental changes in species, and that if any deviation between species, like for example, between a fish and a human, could
not be explained by a series of small, incremental changes, that his theory of evolution must be false.
I'm pretty sure that there must be lots of people like you, sambo, who cannot believe either theory. I have no idea what they do believe on this
subject, though. Maybe random mutations could be posited as a theory? I've seen some weird cases of mutations, like a five-legged cow and a
two-headed turtle. Perhaps if a wild mutation that is beneficial to an organism occurs, then maybe that could explain some of the larger changes
between species. I still don't think that could explain all of them, though, but it might at least explain away more of the differences in species
than evolution does.