Evolution requires so many tortured explanations that man began in some primordial soup, eventually became a monkey, and morphed into human beings. The Bibles more sublime explanation of mans origin is that Almighty God created us.
They’ve found it AGAIN, LOL?
My first lesson on evolution was given by Brother William, a Marist brother in the Catholic HS I went to.
Science should be taught by scientists and religion by people of God. In the case of Brother William (dubbed Bio Bill by the students). He had both ends covered and one did not conflict with the other.
The Lord works in mysterious ways and He expects us to do our best to understand how his universe works.
What if God’s creation of man, in His own image, took millions of years, through the route of “evolution”, because that’s how He wanted it done?
Science and religion can coexist rather easily, from the big bang, to evolution, etc. To say one diminishes or negates the other is rather silly, and for anyone to say they KNOW how it went down is the height of arrogance.
It’s like the 6000 year old earth argument. It just doesn’t make any sense, and shows a rather shallow mindset.
Next time you clean your finger nails ask yourself why your pet cat, your watch dog, your noisy parrot, the mice in your larder, and a host of other animals have claws and not mails!
Secular humanists will not accept this. The fossil record is the only means available to the secular humanist to observe steps in the process of gradualist evolution of species. Many Darwinists admit that the fossil record does not contain evidence of macroevolution because the necessary transitional fossils are systematically missing. So they have to force the fossil record to fit into the evolutionary mold and then accept Darwinism on faith.
Trying to portray Christians as a group of scientific illiterates helps no one. You can’t exactly bring people to the Lord by convincing them that they can only be Christians if they ignore every scientific advancement ever made in every field of science.
Organized religion has survived the discoveries that the earth is not flat, that the sun is not the center of the universe, and that the universe is more vast than we can imagine. It will survive the discovery that humans were not made from dirt 6000 years ago, too—but not through the efforts of people clinging desperately to a narrow, metaphorical view of the earth.
According to the somewhat provocative slide presentation at this website
most of Earth history (and therefore human history) is buried under more than two miles of water.
Ok, it takes protein to make DNA and DNA for PROTEIN to replicate. They would have to spontaneously evolve at the same time, know how to interact, and work within whatever cell or space they spontaneously evolved in. If you can believe that, then your a Darwinist. If you have a brain and realize it is impossible, then your a realist. Welcome to sanity.
The study claims that that the 3.3 million-year-old remains of a baby monkey, . . "
You need not read anything beyond that to know these folks are not scientists. They find a monkey, they know it's a monkey, they even admit the skeleton is that of a monkey, but since they see various things like ribs, feet, hands, and a skull, it's wonderfully suggestive of a human skeleton.
The monkey has a locking wrist "suggesting" that it ran on all fours putting its weight on the knuckles of its hands. Some details of the shoulder blades "suggest" the critter was a good climber which "suggests" the critter may have spent a good deal of time in trees. They believe that the hip bone, lower limb, and foot are "unequivocally humanlike", a turn of phrase that means just as much as someone looking at the passing clouds saying, "that cloud is unequivocally shaped like a deflated basketball".
Next month or next year when someone is forced to admit this is really the skeleton of a still common sort of rabbit, there will be many an academic paper written about how important it is to know that a rabbit skeleton "suggests" a monkey skeleton.
This is all just a big game of academic folks helping one another tell lies so all of those involved can advance their careers.
To me, the God haters’ belief train wreaks at abiogenesis, from which it doesn’t recover. Sorry but if you cannot explain how life began in the first place, then all the rest of your theory falls apart.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
This affirmation of God as Creator is repeated in subsequent doctrinal formulations which are accepted by all Christian churches, such as the Nicene Creed:
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible.
It is the duty of anyone who claims to be a Christian to affirm the fundamental belief in God as Creator. Granted, the creative process is shrouded in mystery, and surely transcends human comprehension. However, whatever their belief in the development of species, Christians are bound to affirm God as Creator.
Those who claim to be both Christians and evolutionists might want to consider Francis Schaeffer's "Ghost in the Machine" analogy:
Suppose someone who is given to myths and superstitions insists that the clock in the tower above the town square is actually powered by ghostly figures. To which a rational person would respond: "Any sane person can see that the clock is operated by a nuts & bolts mechanism of gears and levers. You are free to believe it is due to some mystical 'power,' but it is quite certain that your superstition is utterly superfluous." I.e., the clock works perfectly well without an imagined "ghostly presence."
Likewise, Christian evolutionists may insist that some unseen Divine power lies behind the process of evolution, to which evolutionists respond: "The mechanisms of evolution are well-established and fully explicate the existence of the universe and all that is in it without resorting to some invisible mystical force."
The term "affirm" is important - and quite revealing: you who are so quick to defend the Infallibility of scientists and to "affirm" the theory of Evolution, are you also as ready to affirm the historic Christian belief in God as Creator?
Found him? We elected him President!
“Im no anatomy professor, no anthropologist, no paleoanthropologist.”
I guess he be out of his field.
Since “Lucy” is just a collection of bones found in a field filled with all sorts of bones it’s been a bit of disappointment but nevertheless a deep well of speculation.
What is “Lucy”? Who knows? Some gorilla bones possibly, no hands, no feet, a leg bone from something, how many different animal bones assembled? Unknown. But for certain not one individual.
The truth is that it is a mystery. We dont know the how and trying to find evidence of it is as futile as trying to locate Roses jewell at the site of the Titantic.