Evolution

@anniepa (27240)
United States
October 5, 2007 12:18am CST
At a recent GOP Presidential debate the candidates were asked if they believed in evolution and to everyone's surprise there were several who said they do not. So, who here doesn't believe in evolution? And, who does? And, no matter what your answer is, why do you believe as you do (or don't)? Annie
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7 responses
• United States
7 Oct 07
I believe in both the Eden story and evolution. How? easy. I think that the universe was a work in progress for G-d and He took is time. His 7 day period is sooo much longer than our 7 day period.And G-d being an artist tried things out . so He started with amoeba and ended with humans. I don't see why it has to be either or. If you are an atheist, I can see why you would think of the Eden story is nonsense.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Oct 07
Good morning annie, Why would this be such a big surprise? Candidates are out to get votes and they know that many people don't believe in evolution. I'm not if I believe in evolution or not, something is missing. I don't accept the creation story as put forth by religion either. Blessings.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I guess I should have worded that differently...lol! Some commentators on TV expressed surprise at this and the comedians had a field day with it. I'm not totally sure what I believe myself. I don't think either evolution or creation is exactly as we've been told so far. I'm not saying this to offend those who do believe the bible word for word but I'm saying there are so many interpretations of the Bible, are we even meant to take it literally? The Bible has nothing about dinosaurs yet there's no doubt they existed. This debate will no doubt continue long after I'm gone! Annie
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• United States
25 Oct 07
hi! ...actually there are dinosaurs in the bible, though many don't realize it.. there's "the behemoth whose tail is mightier than the mighty cedar" and "the leviathan in the sea" and I think there's a flying one, but I'm not really acquainted with it.. Science now says man and dinosaur probably lived at the same time, which now agrees with the bible.. Just a little trivia.. - And here's something I've never seen anyone notice... In the bible there were two races of men, the adamites and the cainites.. cain was given a mark on his forehead.. a prominant brow? One of these races disappeared. One was cro-magnon and one was neanderthal! -I'm also convinced the first (so prevalent) mother goddesses, which were portrayed as a mother with a babe or with a small child godess, I believe they were fuzzy memories of Eve.. In the same manner, all lands have a flood legend..
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Interesting... ----[ ...actually there are dinosaurs in the bible, though many don't realize it.. there's "the behemoth whose tail is mightier than the mighty cedar" and "the leviathan in the sea" and I think there's a flying one, but I'm not really acquainted with it.. Science now says man and dinosaur probably lived at the same time, which now agrees with the bible.. Just a little trivia..]---- Interesting. Even though the temp and atmosphere allowed for stronger and larger reptiles and insects or adaptive spreading for the biomes of the time. It was also inhospitable for humans, the climate possessing 10x more carbon dioxide and 34% oxygen ratio in the atmosphere which would be harder for human lungs to assimilate. Then again, there is still the natural adaptation factor, so it still remains a possibility. Things remained like this until at least until the late part of the Jurassic Era when temperatures were cooling(possibly, others say warming occurred due to volcanic action). And if humans actually did exist with dinosaurs, could someone please explain the humans survival of the Cretaceous K-T mass extinction? ----[- And here's something I've never seen anyone notice... In the bible there were two races of men, the adamites and the cainites.. cain was given a mark on his forehead.. a prominant brow? One of these races disappeared. One was cro-magnon and one was neanderthal!]--- Decent hypothesis. Don't really have much to add or talk about here. ----[-I'm also convinced the first (so prevalent) mother goddesses, which were portrayed as a mother with a babe or with a small child godess, I believe they were fuzzy memories of Eve.. In the same manner, all lands have a flood legend..]--- Indeed, especially the last part. Again, decent observation.
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@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Interestedly enough, lately, I've been very surprised to find so many folks firmly believing evolution theory. Never being one to accept something just because it's told to me and other's assume it's true, I looked into it myself. I was surprised how little 'proof'/support there is for it. There's so many points, I couldn't even list them all.. But one thing you always hear is how bacteria evolves and thus is the proof for evolution.. yet actually, all that is, is an antibiotic kills off the non resistant bacteria, and the resistant multiplies. That's natural selection of traits already present, not evolution of new traits. A tree which can grow deeper roots, will survive a long drought, whereas the trees that can't won't survive. Yet the type which can grow deeper roots, can do so because it's in its dna. It seems to me the new frontier in origins - especially since the finding of the cell and its vast complexity, and the discovery of the dna code present in all living things - is to accept the universe is/was designed, and debate what kind of intelligence or intelligences designed it... But this is being suppressed.. It's not that we need to learn less about evolution, we need to learn more, which is to include the questions.
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• United States
25 Oct 07
I was raised with the knowledge that evolution is as much scientific fact and any other scientific fact. Whether it explains everything, I'm unsure. Like Newtonion theory being modified by Einsteinian theory, I expect there are nuances and complexiities to be discovered, refinements to be made. But evolution in some form is part of what I'm certain is a scientific explanation for how we got here (it's even difficult to avoid saying 'how life evolved', it seems so obvious).
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I believe in free thought. Even evolution and proto-Earth history has its holes. I do accept the theories but I still have questions (bet you're shocked at that Annie ;p). Well I believe in science because of some evidence and just because its cool, but there are other parts that require a bit of faith, or at least some wonder.
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
8 Oct 07
The GOP knows where their bread is buttered. They have to hold on to the Christian vote. Some of the candidates are on record having different opinions than they claim to have now, but they can't admit that during a televised campaign event. I guess I believe in evolution, but I'm not an anthropologist, so I don't understand all the science behind it. I spent a lot of years continuing to believe some of the things I was taught in church when I still believed in Santa Claus, but I no longer think the scientific community is so desperate to disprove the existence of a god that they would create such a massive conspiracy.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I would have to say that I belong in the camp that does not believe in evolution, anniepa, for the simple reason that I believe in Creation. Maybe it is because it is what I learned from the time I was a child growing up, but I have a problem believing that we evolved from animals. I think that anyone who has read the Bible and believes in it will feel the same way.