evolution

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
March 12, 2007 10:27am CST
if evolution is fact, how come we still have creationists?
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I am not incredibly religious myself, and quite often question the existence of a "god". I don't know how anyone could say that the theory of evolution is such a far fetched idea, I'm not trying to be mean but there are some people you look at and can absolutely tell that we evolved from apes just by their features. As far as "creationists", I just flat out don't understand. The bible is a great story, but that's all I've ever looked at it as, a story. I guess I can't be much help to this discussion as I'm not too educated on creationism, and have just always felt evolution was correct.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
12 Mar 07
well, absolutely thats the same as me. However, it did dawn on me that if evolution weeds out the ones too stupid to adapt their ideas to fit the environment in which they find themselves, why do we still have creationists?
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
13 Mar 07
LOL I think it may be to maintain balance among the species.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
13 Mar 07
Another plus for you, yes you are probbably right, although i do think some of them have been caught peeing in the gene pool
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Evolution is a fact, it is a fact that people and things evolve and adapt, but the Theory of evolution, the way the world started is still a theory, just as creationism is a theory. Everyone needs to look into their heart to decide what the y believe. the way the world was started is not known. there is evidence supporting both theories, yet not enough to prove any of them as factual.
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12 Mar 07
We still have some people who believe that the earth is flat..evolution weeds out the ones that are too stupid to survive.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Mar 07
That is survival of the fittest. Which is just an observation that Darwin made. But that is obvious and doesnt mean there is no God. How can you say that just because the weak die, that there is no God? People and things die, they have to it is part of life. But again, that doesnt mean there is no God. You are using obvious observations and saying that is a reason for people to not believe in God, but that makes no sense.
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Their too close minded to think that there could be any other way than exactly as its written by their religious texts. They forget that the Bible was written by man ( known for errors ) centuries ago. Apparently the thought that the two could coexist would challenge their fundamental beliefs too much. As a kid I questioned a lot and found no real reason for the debate. Here's some simple realizations I had. Creationists say god created the earth in 6 days, but how long is gods day? On mercury a day is actually longer than a year. Does a day for god have to be one rotation of earth or could it be a rotation of the entire universe? Does a sculpter simply throw down a lump of clay and "Poof" its completely finished and perfect , or does he slowly shape and mold it till he gets just what he wants? Would not slowly changing creatures over centuries be about the same? Is this not the basis of evolution? Why do we still have creationist, because their too close minded to evolve!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
12 Mar 07
Absolutely true, but if they cant evolve, then why dont they disappear? it would certainly make for a more entertaining world
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
12 Mar 07
hahaha what a lovely response, blessed be
@leavert65 (1018)
• Puerto Rico
12 Mar 07
Where in Genesis did it say anything about God's day. The Bible as you say was written in third person by man for mankind so it would be man's concept of day. Also in the New Testament, Jesus even says that man and woman were created so either he's right or you guys are.
@Zmugzy (773)
12 Mar 07
Evolution in the Darwinian sense has nothing to do with what people believe in. Biologoical evolution is the change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, as a result of natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals. This can culminate in development of a new species. According to Darwin's theory of evolution, only the organisms best adapted to their environment tend to survive and transmit their genetic characteristics in increasing numbers to succeeding generations while those less adapted tend to be eliminated. It has nothing to do with how the universe began.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
12 Mar 07
good point, it just strikes me as odd that in such a scientific age we still find people relying on superstitious mumbo jumbo . Shouldnt evolution have weeded this outmoded concept out years ago? blessed be
@Zmugzy (773)
13 Mar 07
Biological evolution concerns the evolution of livings things, not the evolution of ideas, beliefs or concepts that humans have.
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
12 Mar 07
I have to agree with Fargale, but for the sake of argument I will try to see this topic a bit serious and answer (please, no offense intended ESKARENA1). We still have creationists for many reasons. Some people are fundamentalist in their religion and for them their religion is THE TRUTH, and everything that seems to contradict it must be wrong, so they must do whatever they have to do in order to attack what they see as against their religion, and justify their views, no matter what they have to do to it, some go to lengths to misquote, and only use parts of scientific theories that seem to sustain their points of view. It happens with the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics , misunderstanded by 101 out of 100 creationists, the supernova, where some YECs use the "relatively" low frequency of supernovas as justification for their young universe theories while they completely forget that for a supernova, first there must be a star and stars exists from periods of millions to Billions of years before becoming supernovas. Blinded by faith, some people do whatever they think they must do in order to make their views seem true. In my opinion this is a weak faith mixed with deep fundamentalism.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
12 Mar 07
you make some good points. The young universe lot also look silly when we look at the archaeology record. Never mind thanks for the response blessed be
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@Fargale (760)
• Brazil
12 Mar 07
I don't know about everyone else, but I take this as a tongue-in-cheek topic - with a very good joke, by the way. =P
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
12 Mar 07
plus to you blessed be
@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Because evolution is a theory, even to this day. I don't have the facts and people to show this at my finger tips, but the fact that it is a theory is easily proved.
@leavert65 (1018)
• Puerto Rico
18 Mar 07
You're right. It is a theory but an unproven one.
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