Definition of evolution

From: John W Burgeson (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 15:03:31 EDT

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    Vernon wrote: "For me, as a Bible believer and YEC, the term 'evolution'
    means any theory or doctrine of origins that requires its adherents to
    ignore, selectively 'interpret', or otherwise do violence to the

    I think, Vernon, exclusive of the obvious fact that the above
    "definition" is ludicrous, that the words "violence to the scriptures"
    need to be replaced by "violence to a strict literal reading of early
    Genesis." At least then, the "definition" would be self-consistent, and
    not denigrate those of us who do not see any reason why early Genesis has
    to be taken literally. It would still be ludicrous, of course, because it
    has nothing at all to do with how 99.99% of the educated world used the
    term "evolution."

    John Burgeson (Burgy)
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