Biological evolution is a change in the genetic characteristics of a
population over time. That this happens is a fact. Biological evolution also
refers to the common descent of living organisms from shared ancestors. The
evidence for historical evolution -- genetic, fossil, anatomical, etc. -- is
so overwhelming that it is also considered a fact. The theory of evolution
describes the mechanisms that cause evolution.
Stephen J. Krogh, P.G.
The PanTerra Group
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of Walter Hicks
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 5:16 PM
> To: george murphy; asa
> Subject: Re: What is "special creation"?
> Hello all,
> This is my first attempt to email ASA. Excuse me if I do it
> After reading several posts, I still have the same question as I did a
> number of years ago. They are :
> 1.) Exactly what is the "fact" of evolution (precisely stated)?
> 2.) Exactly what is the "theory of evolution" (precisely stated)?
> Everything that I read is so soft and fleshy that one might argue
> forever because the terrain shifts back and forth like the desert in El
> Paso during a windstorm. People like to cite "Darwin's theory" but I am
> yet to see a precise, scientific of that -- which would be acceptable
> today and yet true to Darwin's Theory..
> "Creation science" has the advantage of being more specific. Perhaps
> that is why it is so easy to tear apart.
> george murphy wrote:
> > "Howard J. Van Till" wrote:
> >> The term "special creation" is familiar to most of us on the list.
> >> But I've
> >> often wondered about the word "special" in this context. In most
> >> other
> >> circumstances, "special" is contrasted to "ordinary." In this case,
> >> however,
> >> that seems rather odd. Are we to think of two categories of divine
> >> creative
> >> activity, one "special" and the other merely "ordinary"?
> Walt Hicks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> In any consistent theory, there must
> exist true but not provable statements.
> (Godel's Theorem)
> You can only find the truth with logic
> If you have already found the truth
> without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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