To me, the idea that the theories of evolution and creation, along with science and religion in general being mutually exclusive, is absurd.
Science does nothing but trace the footsteps of God, shows us how some of the things we can currently comprehend have been accomplished.
It is not an alternative to God, nor does it disprove his existence. I do not think it tries to either.
Many of the greatest Scientists where devout believers in God, in one form or another.
Creationism and Evolution are not far removed from each other either.
Time is meaningless to God. Who knows how long a day, a week or an hour in Gods time relates to ours?
Or even if he exists in time at all?
The Creation has not finished, and the process of Evolution is the way it is acomplished.
It is like when you have a child. The child has to grow up. To us, the process takes around 18 years.
We are a child of God, and time is not an issue in our growth.
We started as the smallest of microbes on this Earth, and like a foetus in the womb we grew through the stages of the sea, onto land and into the
trees, back down again and into the savannah. Only then did we leave the 'womb' stage of our creation. The process from ancient forms of man to the
beginnings of modern man was like being a toddler and learning to walk and speak.
As far as we have evolved to now, I would say in the eyes of God we are maybe just entering adolescence. We have far, far, to go before we reach our
full potential and have the collective wisdom, learning, experience and maturity gained over hundreds of thousands of years to be ready for the
purpose that God has put us here and wants us for.
He wants us for something, but you don't send a child to do a man's job do you?
Only when we are fully grown will the creation have ended, and we can begin to live and know the purpose of our being.
Anyway, this is only my ideas but let my good scientific friend Albert Einstein back me up a little
Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.
[Edited on 23-4-2003 by kegs]