Skip to comments.Evolutionary Explanations: Substance, Seasoning, or Storytelling?
Posted on 04/08/2009 7:27:21 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Evolutionary Explanations: Substance, Seasoning, or Storytelling?
April 7, 2009 A scientific theory should explain why certain phenomena in nature are the way they are. This laymans view, though simplistic, expects that a theory should also predict new phenomena before they are observed. In many science reports on evolution, however, one finds evolutionary theory tacked on as an explanation after the fact, when the theory had virtually nothing to do with the research or the conclusions (for examples a year ago, see 04/04/2008). The evolutionary interpretation also begs the question that it is the only explanation adequate to explain the phenomena under observation. Other research projects that are motivated by evolutionary theory, and claim success of the theory, leave sizable loopholes for critics.
Lest one conclude that we evolved from dogs, or they from us, the article launched into a discussion of dog-human co-evolution. Now, perhaps for the first time, students of animal behavior, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy and veterinary medicine will unite to provide deeper insights into the evolution of dogs and the evolution of humans, said Marc Hauser of Harvard. If you thought you were training your dog with intelligent design, maybe Darwin was at work on both of you.
....The fundamental difference between us and the earthworm is that our cells have evolved to utilize this process of RNA splicing to generate a whole other dimension to the transmission of genetic information.
The same rules apply to the cheating and cooperating yeast: Like the driver who grudgingly gets out and shovels so that both she and her fellow motorist snug inside his car may continue on their journeys, the yeast who cooperate do so because there is a slight benefit for themselves. However, when most of the yeast are cooperating, it becomes advantageous for some individuals to cheat, and vice versa, which allows co-existence between cheaters and cooperators to arise.
What would you rather have: scientists concerned about curing cancer and building green technology, or lazy guys dropping bugs out of treetops so that they can tell stories about how technology invented itself? Re-read the principles in the 04/04/2008 commentary. The Darwinian storytellers have still not repented.
For every one person you bring to Christ you drive away at least 5.
That's going to put the ID/creation scientist in the position of having to discern God's motives.
So you are happy that you drive people away from Christ. That isn’t something I would expect a Christian to say - how do you justify it?
We have the advantage of having God’s Word to inform us of the motives He has chosen to reveal. Not only that, he tells us what and when he created, which is why creation origins science is so vastly superior to Evos blindly grasping for random straws in the dark.
Jesus Christ says that His message is offensive to the lost. Wide is the gate that leads to destruction, and narrow is the path that leads to eternal life.
and you come up with this ratio based on science or professional gut feel based on your wrong assumptions.
That's going to submit the Bible as theory. Are you sure you want to do that?
By talking to people - that is how I came up with it.
Judging from your posts and your treatment of others - perhaps you should reread the message of Jesus Christ?
God does not formulate theories. He knows the beginning from the end. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Men are forced to formulate theories.
I have. That’s how I know the message of Jesus Christ is offensive to the lost.
I don’t think so - I know some who have found God and they are much nicer and respectful to those with whom they disagree. The operate on the theory that by being a good example they may gain converts.
It appears to work.
How many have you won to Christ, DevNet?
Well, if the scientist is a tropical arthropod entomologist, I want him tossing bugs out of trees. I don't think he'd be very useful in cancer research or greengineering.
Confronting people with their disbelief and insisting they repent was exactly what the rest of the Bible says. Insisting that you are a Christian but calling God’s Word to His people a lie isn’t what Jesus was looking for. When Jesus preached in the synagogue, he preached Genesis, The Flood, Sodom’s destruction, ect. I can’t find in the Scripture where He said all that stuff in the Bible was a myth and we actually came from apes or pond scum or whatever. Your theory would have Jesus preaching lies in church. If Jesus lied, He wasn’t perfect and couldn’t be my substitute for sin on the cross. All Christianity crumbles like a house of cards. You can choose man or choose God, you cannot serve to masters.
It does not follow that anything offensive is the message of Jesus Christ.
That's not bad! Every 5th person converted to Christ. Thanks for the encouragement :o)
So, not only do you not understand evolution, you don't understand math either.
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