I will also add that I'm shocked and disturbed to be frank by the garbled understanding demonstrated by the finch example.
Firstly it's important to understand exactly what a scientific theory is, that is "a well substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment". The meaning of theory is science is very different from the common usage of theory.
Secondly no scientist believes humans started out as monkeys, rather we share a common ancestor as we do with all known life on earth. By the way our closest living relatives are apes not monkeys.
Thirdly evidence for evolution has been observed.
I accept your right to believe as you wish, but please don't use lies and untruths to support your position.
I apologise for the intrusion but I can not let wrong information be posted about a subject that I care very deeply about.
Science uses the word "theory" in such circumstances because there is always room for the information we have to be challenged. However in the instance of evolution, given the thousands of peer reviewed papers, reproducible evidence and observable facts allow me to quote from Professor Dawkins "we are as sure about evolution as we are that the earth revolves around the sun".
To disbelief observable, reproducible scientific fact seems rather odd.
I am very likely going to be accused of being rude or a bully to barge in on a topic about Christianity, however, I will reserve my right to correct misinformation and I have done so without insulting or attacking anyone.
All it shows is that belief in evolution and science is a giant leap of faith in man and one that fits in with ones ideals and beliefs rather than fact - as macroevolution hasnt been replicated or observed. Its a giant leap of faith that they have got it right. Humans dont have the best track record im afraid.
This could be argued for eons. So i guess you either put your faith in man (an animal that magically evolved) if u dont believe in God, or you put your faith in God.
I dont want to offend anyone here so i think ill bow out and unsubscribe as i have very strong opinions on this subject
Have a nice evening all
And it is simply wrong to say the "fundamental categories" (biblical kinds) of plants and animals are unchanged in the fossil record. Mammals? Flowering plants (and of course honey bees)? Bony fish? Primates? Bats (although the Bible classifies bats as birds)? Cetaceans?
Last edited by JohnC; 11-12-2012 at 15:55.
Does anyone really "understand" how evolution works? Really? The link that atroops provided said what i did about the finches, that they were still finches who merely adapted to their environment, pretty clever!
Anyway im off, this will just go around in circles and my 2 year old just woke up
Night all x
Sorry, but macro evolution HAS been observed, and replicated.
I am one of Jehovahs Witnesses and all over the world you can contact the local congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses and they will happily have someone come and study the bible with you. It's free of charge oF course and there is many bible aids available to better understand. You can use your own bible for the study or they will be happy to provide you with one. All the teachings come from the Bible. There is also a website but pm me for the details as I'm not sure if I'm allowed by bub hub rules to link it. The website also has lots of info to study.
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