Does evolution disprove the existence of God?

Canada
January 9, 2009 9:42pm CST
Does evolution disprove the existence of God? THere are pople saying evolution disproves the existence of God, but I cannot understadn how evolution can disprove the existence of a higher power. At the most, evolution can destroy the God as portrayed by religion.
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6 responses
10 Jan 09
no
@sasm2008 (37)
• Pakistan
10 Jan 09
I am a geneticist and working at the very basic level of life I am getting stronger beleif that there is a creator responsible for such a balance and organization in everything living thing. Evolution is His endevour toward perfection in His creation.....
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Science in general does not touch upon the existence of supernatural beings for a reason. Science deals with what we can observe and test - gods are neither observable or testable. They are unpredictable unknowns, and therefore can't be proved or disproved with science. The only thing evolution disproves is that the living beings in this world were not created in their current state, and that humans were not formed out of mounds of dirt and human bones. It disproves certain myths, but not the existence of gods.
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• United States
10 Jan 09
I've long been of the opinion that science and God do not have to be mutually exclusive; there's no reason to think that we didn't evolve as science said, but there's also no reason to think that perhaps that evolution is exactly what God intended. And the Big Bang theory? Maybe the universe DID happen because of the so-called "big bang"...but maybe there was a big bang to begin with because God wanted there to be a big bang. For religious people, God can be found in anything - even science.
11 Jan 09
Evolution has nothing to say about the existence of any deity. However, certain religious texts such as the Bible draw conclusions which are at odds with the scientific facts of evolution, so it still has a lot to say about the ridiculous claims of many of the world's religions today. When under scientific scrutiny, such claims are exposed as the irrational nonsense they are.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
10 Jan 09
That depends what you think is God. If for you God is a Creator bringing into existence beings from nothingness or by "fashioning" things out of dirt or whatever starting material, and then God cannot be in error(I mean mistakes) then Evolution at least is a competent disputingtheory for God and His Creation. But let's say instead that the Cosmic Law[yet fully undiscovered] itself is taken to be God. Then you are a little better off. It absorbs all the developments of Science into a compatible concept of God. Of course you have also been carefull in wording your question: God as portrayed by religion... would be destroyed. There is yet another way in which God need not be brushed aside by the March of Science or whatever human endeavor. Suppose, God for you was not the Creator, for you take that Creation and all that is real and tactile was somehow not REAL then God would not be what most religions hold He is, and therefore be immune to being destroyed by any New Knowledge uncovered by Human Endeavor.