Creation or Evolution ?

Oxford, England
July 20, 2008 10:04am CST
How do you think we got here? Did we begin our existance as Plankton, and then evolve over thousands of years? Or, did God go Schwamm! ... and suddenly here we all are? Personally, I believe that evolution IS creation. What do you think?
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I believe in Evolution. I do NOT believe in creation. I do not believe that BAM then there was Adam and Eve. There is WAY too much scientific data to back up evolution. Creationism was created by man as a way to justify his religion.
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• Oxford, England
20 Jul 08
To put my point another way, I think evolution encompasses creation in slow-mo. Further, the Schwamm concept - Adam & Eve etc, seems to me to be a little far fetched, and indeed, well able to be used for the purpose of gaining reverance for any said religion. However, I do think that religion is the greatest evil that this planet has ever seen.
• United States
20 Jul 08
I'm with ya on that one. I do believe that evolution was used for creation. Who is the authority that claims we must believe in the illogical when God gave us brains with which to think?
• Oxford, England
20 Jul 08
I think that people perceive creation to be an INSTANT thing - hence my word Schwamm above. But, if only we slow down the concept of creation ... when something evolves, creation is occuring, but it doesn't happen overnight.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
Even in Christian school when I was a child, we had a couple honest teachers that would remind us that "six days" to us and "six days" to God are most likely way different time spans. They were smart enough not to say so much that they could lose their jobs, but they did encourage us to use the brains we were given to think through such things on our own.
• United States
20 Jul 08
Awesome reference! Thanks for sharing.
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Well I'm sure that a lot of people remember Darwin and his theory of evolution and here we are supposedly derived or evolved from apes and the like. I just can't help but think every time it comes up that hey, you know say it was some type of proven theory about evolution, you just can't help but realize that some higher being had to create all of that as well. Yes, I guess you could theorize that evolution is creation.
• United States
24 Jul 08
Why must there be a higher being to create all that? ;-)
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Well, how else do you explain the planets, the sun, the moon and other things without there being some higher spirit or higher deity to create it?
• United States
31 Jul 08
Nebular hypothesis.
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Well, on the one side, we have a bunch of folk tales dreamed up by a semi-literate bronze age civilisation who, frankly, have a track record for making bad decisions as a nation for the past 6,000 years or so. On the other side, we have a scientific theory that's been tried and peer reviewed for the better part of two centuries. I know which one I'd pick. Evolution and creationism have nothing to do with each other, incidentally. Creationism is a belief in how life was created as per Genesis; evolution is how life developed after it came along. If you want the scientific take on how life started, it'll be abiogenesis you'd be wanting to look at. And it'd be cyanobacteria and other protozoa you'd be thinking we evolved from, not plankton. Plankton are already reasonably highly evolved plantlife.
• Oxford, England
20 Jul 08
The word creation is not limited to a definition of something being manifested from nothing, religious beliefs or otherwise. The word can also qualify to describe something manifested onto or within something already in existence, which was not previously there. Therefore, logic denotes that evolution and creation can be understood as one and the same.
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
20 Jul 08
This is true, and as allegories go, it's not that bad a creation myth. I do wonder why we're supposed to be held accountable for 'original sin' by many doctrines when the persons committing that sin are allegorical, though.
• Indonesia
20 Jul 08
i believe in evolution rather than creation. if god create us directly, we will came on the earth from the beginning, along with the unicellular creature.
• Oxford, England
20 Jul 08
Nice clear comment. The concept of evolution is certainly easier to believe isn't it.
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
i believe in creation coz without God we are not here,even those scientist who says that this world is started in a Big Bang theory doesn't know where they came from.that's my opinion.