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Ultimately, only the Bible explains both the origin and meaning of life on earth. Only God's prophetic Word reveals where mankind is really headed as we face an otherwise unknown and increasingly uncertain future. The Bible reveals why humanity exists and the majestic nature of our final destiny. Atheistic evolution, sadly, has no clue and no say! GN
If you could, then all you guys had to believe the same as I do, namely that the world was created by a giant purple turtle who farted, and we are nothing but the molecules of that fart.
Originally posted by dodadoom
#2 The supposed simplicity of the cell.
......So it turns out that cells are far more complex and sophisticated than Darwin could have conceived of. How did mere chance produce this, when even human planning and engineering cannot? In fact, no laboratory has come close to replicating even a single human hair!
But.. Isn't that what they did with Dolly the Sheep? It's called cloning.. Or is that different than what your talking about?
Originally posted by EvolvedMinistry
Hey, if this helps you sleep better at night...go ahead and keep attacking science, and continue to believe whatever information coincides with your established predispositions.
However, did it ever occur to you that GOD creates through EVOLUTION? Or is that too much of a jump to make from what the bible says is true?
We have proof of evolution. Viruses will evolve to their surroundings and become stronger with new and improved vaccines. People of different skin color evolve to their climate and region and location according to the equator. Dominant species (us) evolves from updates and upgrades in technologies and resources etc.
And...LETS NOT FORGET THE DINOSAURS THAT WE HAVE PROOF OF, THAT GOD MADE, AND ALLOWED TO ROAM THE EARTH BEFORE YOU AND I WERE EVER A THOUGHT.
The typical Christian response to that one is this...God, or Satan, put the bones there to test your faith.
No...the bones are there because they were used by the beings that NEEDED THEM, i.e. "Dinosaurs." This earth is estimated to be about 1.6 billion years old. Now, since I cannot prove the earth's actual age, I will just have to go on research made by specialists in their field with more knowledge and experience than I have such as: paleontologists and astronomers who are highly educated and have PHD's to back up their hard work.
YES, I believe in creationism. However, a work of art is an ever EVOLVING process, and its quite possible that GOD creates his/her/its art through the means of evolution. Science and religion are not that far apart in overall theory. But, for some reason, each faction chooses to cling to the idea that they need to be separate in order for each to have validity. Its all childish nonsense if you ask me.
[edit on 14-11-2009 by EvolvedMinistry]
Adaptation is the process whereby a population becomes better suited to its habitat. This process takes place over many generations, and is one of the basic phenomena of biology
Evolution is change in the genetic material of a population of organisms from one generation to the next. Though changes produced in any one generation are normally small, differences accumulate with each generation over time.
Originally posted by EyesUpToTheHills
Once you know what is going on inside the cell, I don’t see how you can believe in anything other than a designer. If I stumbled upon a fully loaded car in the middle of the desert with gas in the tank and keys in the ignition, in fully working order, my first thought would be “Who put this here?” Yet scientists see the inner workings of the cell and have to endure mental gymnastics in order to claim that the whole factory just appeared from nowhere. How silly!! If you cannot see that life is a design, then you are just not being serious.
[edit on 14-11-2009 by EyesUpToTheHills]
As molecular biologist Jonathan Wells and mathematician William Dembski point out: "It's true that eukaryotic cells are the most complicated cells we know. But the simplest life forms we know, the prokaryotic cells (such as bacteria, which lack a nucleus), are themselves immensely complex. Moreover, they are every bit as high-tech as the eukaryotic cells—if eukaryotes are like state-of-the-art laptop computers, then prokaryotes are like state-of-the-art cell phones... There is no evidence whatsoever of earlier, more primitive life forms from which prokaryotes might have evolved" (How to Be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist (or Not), 2008, p. 4).
What Charles Darwin saw under a crude microscope looked quite primitive—a rounded glob of matter called "protoplasm"—and he thought it consisted of a few elementary components that could be easily assembled.
Originally posted by thedeadtruth
The simple fact is all religion is based on dumb humans trying to understand the universe, and failing to do so having to make something up to save face. That accounts for ALL the religions in the world.
Remember "faith" is just another word for " I hope"
I prefer "I Think"
Originally posted by dodadoom
Still does not refute or rebuke the creationist theory either btw.
Thanks again! Peace!
[edit on 14-11-2009 by dodadoom]