From: Jay Willingham (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Sep 28 2003 - 21:50:02 EDT
Shucks Walt, that's a better way of asking what I was asking.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Hicks" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ASA" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 5:45 PM
Subject: Opposing Evoultionary Theory
> 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.
> Any takers?
> 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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