Skip to comments.Creationism and evolution debated
Posted on 10/28/2008 4:11:13 PM PDT by Soliton
A flaw in intelligent design is the question of who designed the designer, he said. He said the fossil record shows a period of billions of years before the evolution of humans.
"There's nothing creative in terms of a spark of creation or an overnight Genesis event," he said.
Jacoby said that like the nine months it takes for someone to be born, God works in sometimes lengthy scientific processes.
"What was God doing for 3.5 billion years?" he said. "God takes his sweet time."
Shermer said it was a "cosmic accident" that human life developed on the planet. Vestigial structures such as male nipples and the appendix show how humans developed over time, he said.
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There is a lot of evidence that points to a much younger Sun, Earth, and solar system than the 3.5 billion year figure that is currently popular.
How old? who knows but the creator.
Evolution are creationism are not mutually exclusive.
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Actually, the Earth is older. He is referring to the first living things. I would love to see an evidence you may have.
BTW, shortly after that news the whole project in Antarctica appears to have disappeared from the face of the Earth.
Anyone know where those guys went?
Of course not
Same old drivel...different day.
Well we can keep examining evidence and see where it leads, or we can just make something up—say about 4,317 years.
exactly. As a catholic myself, one does not exclude the other. the lord works in mysterious ways.
I was agreeing with you
Lol, just making sure.
someday a war will start because somebody forgot to add a smiley face :-)
“Shermer said it was a “cosmic accident” that human life developed on the planet”
No one could look at a Van-Go Painting and think (paint spill) nor a building by Robert Mills and think (oh cool, look how those stones fell) but they can look at this earth and it’s inhabitants and think “cosmic accident”.
GOD could settle this but he doesn’t, so does that mean there is no GOD or does it simply mean he chooses not to reveal the truth to us. I believe he is real and does not reveal our origin because he requires us to accept his word on faith. This will never be settled, all positions will be based on faith or belief.
OR AN ENTIRE POST IN CAPS.
No, faith isn't science and science supports evolution. That, however gives you more of an opportunity to practice your faith.
“...all positions will be based on belief or faith.”
There are many different versions of faith, many contradictory.
Would God therefore not want us to use science to seek truth?
One man’s “Cosmic accident” is another man’s “Cosmic Inevitability”.
We only live in one universe, and this one has humans in it. If one has faith that things happen by God’s will then randomness is just another part of God’s plan.
//say about 4,317 years//
I did not say that. I just said there are many new observations and theory’s that would point to a much younger Sun/Earth/Planets than the popular 3.5 Billion years or so.
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