posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 03:03 AM
reply to post by CircleOfDust
Now adherents to evolution don't usually believe in God, especially those who believe in not just microevolution but the macro kind as well. They
believe that the history of humanity is all about PROGRESS... That it's up and up and up for the advancement of humankind.
Your gold, silver, bronze, iron age symbolism is sort of interesting and all that, but your description of what adherents to evolution believe about
the world is so far off target that it detracts from any message you may have been trying to deliver.
First, macroevolution is just microevolution over a long time. Its a silly and totally useless distinction. Creationists like to argue from ignorance
about it, but they argue from ignorance about everything, so that's OK.
Second, evolutionists don't "believe that the history of humanity is all about PROGRESS". Well, I suppose some do, but that doesn't have anything
to do with evolution; assuming of course that you are talking specifically about biological evolution. If you are talking about cosmological
evolution, then you are making even less sense. The word 'evolution' means 'change over time'. Period. It can be applied to any system that
changes, whether the system is the cosmos, man's ideas about the cosmos, one's personal opinion about the state of the economy or whether broccoli
is good for you or not.
Third, if you are
talking about biological evolution (since you seem to be contrasting with 'creationists'), then you have absolutely zero
understanding about evolution and what 'adherents to evolution' believe. Biologic evolution is NOT ABOUT PROGRESS, it is about CHANGE. There is no
up and up; there is only reproduce or don't reproduce. Not all change is progress; never has been and never will be.
Biological evolution has no goal, no end game, nothing to progress towards. Things either work or they don't. Some things work better than others,
creatures with traits that work better reproduce better. That's all there is to it.