From: Walter Hicks (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Sep 28 2003 - 17:45:48 EDT
I would be interested in hearing from the list
about the negative aspects of evolutionary theory.
By this, I mean that we know that God could have
created man directly or that he could have done so
as an evolutionary process. I am interested in
what the data seems to show that opposes
evolutionary theory. I am not interested in
hearing about various Biblical interpretations
because that has been a pretty worn out subject.
I was raised believing in evolution --- as were
about 99% of those I knew in my youth. I never
really doubted it and I thought that Darwin was
quite brilliant. Even after becoming a committed
Christian, I never even heard a criticism about
evolution for the next 20 years. I was quite
surprised when I first heard my Christian brothers
and sisters opposing the idea on Biblical grounds.
Anyhow, that aside, I have studied (as a pure
layman) the works of Darwin and began to feel
somewhat uneasy about them. Among other things I
failed to see any substantial evidence of this
massive evolution of intermediate life forms in
either the fossil record on in life forms, as we
know them today. I would expect that we should
have all sorts of intermediate species.
Considering the billions of humans, we seem to be
all still humans. Then of course, Gould noted that
species have largely not developed along the lines
suggested by Darwin. Instead the evidence shows
the relative abruptness of new species. That got
Dawkins pretty mad if I read it correctly. Even
though Gould was an atheist, it certainly leaves
room open for the possibility that God stepped in
and changed things. All told, I somewhat on the
fence at this time.
In the book “God did it but How?” I read about
certain shortcomings of evolutionary theory. I
would really like to hear about those from those
on this list who subscribe to these shortcomings
--- or at least recognize their potential.
-- =================================== 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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