Originally posted by tallcool1
I do believe that small evolutionary changes do occur within a species to adapt to environmental changes and so forth, but to believe that all life on
earth came from the same prokaryotes is an unprovable theory requiring faith in the interpretation of some scientists. Many scientists believe
Good thing about science: truth, not belief, prevails.
So call me ignorant or call me names if it makes you feel better about yourself.
Please, no need to play the victim. No one called you any names.
What I said, and everyone can check, is that your statement that "Theory of Evolution and Creationism require the same amount of belief" is an
Obviously you don't agree, but don't act like I'm calling you names.
you even admit that science disproves previously held theories with new evidence.
Of course! To deny or dismiss evidence that doesn't fit previous theories would be completely unscientific, and to be in denial... you know, like
some religious people are.
Well, those previous theories had factual evidence as well didn't they?
Yes they did, and they all played an important part in influencing other scientists and research. Once a new theory explains better and/or more
surfaces, it will replace the old one.
Newton's theory of gravity is a good example. Newton's description of gravity is accurate enough for certain purposes and calculations, but doesn't
work in other situations and didn't make some predictions successfully, hence Einstein's General Relativity.
We also know that General Relativity breaks down in certain situations (in singularities for instance). But none of these theories' shortcomings
invalidates the existence of gravity, now does it?
Granted that Darwin's Theory of Evolution doesn't explain everything, but there is a big difference between explaining
Creationism explains nothing
, it's merely a belief. Darwin's Theory of Evolution not only describes a naturally occurring process with great
precision, but also made predictions that were confirmed a century later, when technology allowed.
And if something is found that completely goes against all current scientific "facts", it is conveniently discarded.
First you acknowledge that science, based on new evidence and discoveries, replaces and create theories, but then you accuse scientists of discarding
contradictory evidence. They are mutually exclusive.
It's no secret that people have forged results and data, but that's anything but scientific, and has nothing to do with science as a whole.
your irritation at the stupidity of those of us who believe in God and I will respond there.
You continue to misidentify or mischaracterize my 'irritation'. It is not towards your belief in God, but in your lack of understanding of Evolution
and Darwin's theory.
Evolution requires no faith, it is an observable phenomenon. Creationism on the other hand, is merely a belief, based on no data or evidence.