Re: Opposing Evoultionary Theory

From: Jay Willingham (
Date: Sun Sep 28 2003 - 21:50:02 EDT

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    Shucks Walt, that's a better way of asking what I was asking.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Walter Hicks" <>
    To: "ASA" <>
    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.
    > Background:
    > 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
    > --
    > ===================================
    > Walt Hicks <>
    > 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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