Re: Social problems and evolution

Russell Maatman (
Mon, 9 Mar 1998 16:55:54 -0600

I sent a message Saturday that (it seems to me) never was delivered. The
main idea I was interested in is what appears below.

One thing that particularly bothers me when it's assumed that physical
similarity between human beings and animals, living or extinct, constitutes
evidence for the descent of human beings from animals. Rather, I want to
assume that God creates in a way so that whatever it is, it "fits" into
this kind of universe. So DNA similarity or any other kind of similarity is
no more than an indication that it was created to fit. That argument does
not _rule out_ descent, but neither does it prove such descent.

My simplistic example: Moons, planets, and stars are spherical. Why? they
obey the laws of this universe. We'd be a tad surpised to find a cubical
planet. There may well be "descent" among moons, planets, and stars. But
descent could not be proved by the fact that each such object is spherical.

I apologize if the substance of this idea did actually get throught a few
days ago.


Russell Maatman
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