Do you believe in evolution?
June 11, 2007 4:55am CST
The Judai-Christian-Islam religion says that there was no evolution and that God created man and all the species of animals. Whereas if you study the body of human beings, there are traces of body parts which were present in an earlier stage, like the tail. Do you believe in evolution? If yes, why? If no, why?
11 Jun 07
I do believe in evolution. I had Theology classes before and our professor was a priest. He told us that the bible isn't a good historical reference because of the time frame and that most of what is written there could have been altered because it was passed down orally before being written down. Also, the people before believed that everything was as they saw it because they were not gifted with advanced science. They had no means of looking into the past and discovering that there were such things as dinosaurs and stuff ^_^
• Puerto Rico
12 Jun 07
I don't believe in macroevolution ie. one species evolving into an entirely new species. What we do observe is microevolution, which is nothing more than variations within the species. Macroevolution is not a sound science nor is the supposed mechanism for it. Evolutionists can't even get past the first hurdle which is the origin of DNA. You'll find that most evolution advocates will respond by either talking around the topic or providing links that have nothing to do with the topic. That or they'll simply ignore it. I guarantee you.
• Puerto Rico
13 Jun 07
Careful analysis shows again and again that the process, sender codes a message receiver decodes and uses intended information, does not arise without the active involvement of a living intelligence at some point. (Evidence for design/creation) Their is no scientific evidence known to man of a non-intelligent sender and a non-intelligent receiver. Why? to form a code to begin with, the sender and the receiver must have prior agreement as to the meaning of the code or else there will be no communication. Darwinian evolution only has chance mutation at its disposal. Because no "advanced thinking" can possibly be allowed, there is no way that the nucleotides can arrange themselves in a pre-defined code, since this assumes prior knowledge.
• United States
3 Jan 08
Reality does not care what you believe, and evolution is not something to 'believe' or disbelieve any more than gravity or electromagnetism is. They just are. Don't shoot the messenger--it is not the scientists' fault that what they find isn't what you want them to find. Evolution is a fact whether you like it or not. The proof is in the pudding--every vaccine ever invented is a result of our understanding of evolution. Evolution makes many testable predictions, none of which have been found false yet. Look up Ken Miller's talk on the fused chromosome in humans for an example of such a prediction. Evolution happens, and the theory works. There is no controversy, except for emotional reactions like these that are more "I don't want that to be true" than "I have a good reason for thinking that that is not true."
29 Dec 07
I don't believe in evolution. That is only a theory that has never been proven and will never ever be proven. We saw and we see apes in our time and how long does an ape live? Animals live shorter than men and how could possibly an ape transform to man? Where did the ape came from? This has never been answered. If it came from a cell which evolve to ape then man, where did that cell come from? Whereas God specifically said the sources of everything and He says He created everything and nobody has ever proven that God did not create everything. Everything is in the Holy Bible.
• United States
3 Jan 08
Evolution is a theory and a fact. Gravity, electromagnetism, and genetics are a few other things that are also "just theories." That should give you an idea of how much water that "just a theory" nonsense holds. www.notjustatheory.com Evolution does not even say that humans came from apes--humans ARE apes, and all apes have a common ancestor (different species of apes didn't come from each other) that is now extinct. It was dishonest creationists who claimed that "humans evolved from apes" is what evolution says. It's just not true. "nobody has ever proven that God did not create everything." Nobody has ever proven that Zeus did not create everything. Nobody has ever proven that Ra did not create everything. Nobody has ever proven that Odin did not create everything. Nobody has ever proven that aliens did not create everything. Nobody has ever proven that ghosts did not create everything. Nobody has ever proven that a force no human has ever even imagined before did not create everything. Claiming that you're right because a universal negative has not been proven is simply absurd. Also, do not forget that evolution has ZERO to do with the origin of life (that's abiogenesis). The theory of evolution works regardless of how life STARTED; all it is concerned with is how life progress AFTER it starts. Extrapolating the ToE to abiogenesis is another dishonest creationist tactic. Also, about you saying that evolution has "never been proven": It takes IMMENSE ignorance to make a claim like this. The Theory of Evolution is one of THE most well-understood, well-established, and well-evidence scientific theories we've got. It's on par with our knowledge of GRAVITY, my friend. Here's a starting point--to list ALL of the proof of evolution would take more than a lifetime (there are literally millions of bits of evidence): 29+ Evidences for Macroevolution (emphasis on "macro," since most creationists now accept micro but not macro, which is silly because they're actually the exact same process, just with different time scales): http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/comdesc/ A scientific theory is a collection of facts. Evolution is both a fact and a theory (see my sources). (sources) http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/evolution-fact.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory#Science
26 Jun 07
I want to respond to this discussion with a story. A scientist talked to God and told him that he can also create something out of nothing. And they agreed to show their creation. God picked a piece of mud and formed it a man, breathed it and gave it life. The scientist also stooped to pick some mud but God sai, "No, no, no, you have to make your own mud."
• United States
3 Jan 08
I do not believe in evolution. The reason I don't believe in it is that it is not a matter of belief. Evolution is not a faith-based idea; it is an evidence-based one, just like any other scientific theory. If I drop a ball, it will fall no matter what I believe concerning gravity. The same goes for evolution. I do not BELIEVE in it. I ACCEPT evolution on its merits--the mountains of evidence, and the correct predictions it has made. Our understanding of evolution is literally the cornerstone of modern biology and medicine, and every vaccine ever invented relies on our understanding of evolution. It was dishonest creationists who first coined the term "believe in evolution", and many people, without even realizing it, have gotten used to using the phrase even though it subtly suggests that evolution is just another belief system (which is a deceptive attempt to put it on equal ground with creationism). Evolution is a fact. It is one of the most well-understood and well-evidence theories in all of science. It is on par with gravity in how well we understand it, and know the theory works. It has withstood over 150 years of rigorous and contentious testing by a lot of people. Many of those people wanted to prove it wrong, but not a single one of them (who did actual science) succeeded. The only ones claiming success are creationists who don't do any actual real science, but instead try to defeat this well-tempered theory with mere rhetoric.
28 Jul 07
The theory of evolution makes sense but until now it was still a theory. Personally, I do not wanto believe in it because if men really evolved from the apes, why did the other beings experienced the same like chickens evolving from duckie duckie or dogs evolving from another specie. I do believe that when God created men, He created men and not monkeys or apes that became men.
30 Jul 07
According to that theory only man hasn't evolved. The entire kingdom of animals has evolved from unicellular organisms over millions of years. BTW, Dog hasn't evolved as such but is born out of crossbreeding quite recently. Dogs were created when wolf mated with fox.