Charlie says, as if we have to give him an award, that he believes in microevolution even though he is a christian. Well Charlie, here is your award: Poepol of the Week! Congratulations, take a bow son!
I believe Microevolution is FACT… and I’m a Christian
16 March 2012, 12:48
•Microevolution – Unequivocally proven through numerous scientific studies. Includes concepts such as mutation, recombination, natural selection, etc.
•Macroevolution – Extrapolation of micro evolution to account for all changes in body designs, speciation, appearance of new phyla, etc.
The information provided above was taken from a paper done by Richard L Deem. He received his Master of Science degree in Microbiology from California State University, Los Angeles, and has been working in basic science research since 1976. He also happens to be Christian.
Fact or Fiction?
I often find the comments made by Atheists on evolution and religion frustrating, to say the least. They’re so quick to say that evolution is ‘fact’, even though so many of these ‘facts’ have since been debunked an dare therefore no longer credible (e.g. Darwinism). How many of these Atheists have done actual research on the study of Evolution? To watch a few documentaries on the subject might give you a strong basis for your ‘opinion’, butas with anything else there will always be someone who claims to have “proof” to the contrary.
Problems with Macroevolution i.e. “Evolution”
Richard Deem goes on to say that microevolution is a scientifically reliable theory, which describes the intelligent design with which organisms were endowed by their Designer. However, in contrast to the reliability of micro evolutionary theory, macroevolution is not supported by the record of nature or current scientific research. Even evolutionists admit these major problems in the scientific journals (although you are unlikely to find these admissions in textbooks or popular books on evolution):
“Major transitions in evolution – such as the origin of life, the emergence of eukaryotic cells, and the origin of the human capacity for language, to name but a few – could not be farther from an equilibrium.Also, they cannot be described satisfactorily by established models ofmicroevolution.” Dr. Fagerstrom, et al.
In order to keep this article as short as possible, I will not be discussing the flaws to the two major models of evolutionary theory in detail (Gradualism: the major problem with gradualism is that it is not reflected in the fossil record; Punctuated Equilibrium: requires the occurrence of two unlikely events). You can read more on the topic here:
Modern molecular biology tells us that modern humans arose less than 100,000 years ago (confirmed by three independent techniques), and most likely, less than 50,000 years ago. This data ties in quite well with the fossil record. Sophisticated works of art first appear in the fossil record about40,000-50,000 years ago and evidence of religious expression appears only 25,000-50,000years ago. Such a recent origin date for modern humans precludes any possibility of any previous hominids being our ancestors, since Homo erectusdied out 300,000 years ago, and Homo Neandertalensis has been proven to be too genetically different from us to have been our ancestor.
Where does this leave the evolutionists and their descent of man theory? Well, they can always fall back on their favourite line – “the fossil record is just incomplete.” For more information read the paper: http://www.godandscience.org/evolution/descent.html
Australopithecus Sediba: The Missing Link between Apes and Humans?
According to numerous newspaper articles, the missing link between humans and apes, Australopithecus Sediba, has been found by palaeontologists in South Africa. However, the scientists who made thediscovery and published the research on it are not quite so confident about where the new fossil fits in the hominid “family tree.” In fact, the bones do not represent a logical sequence of “evolution” from the ape-like Australopithecines to the more human-like Homo erectus. Realistically,Australopithecus Sediba looks more like a specialized ape that had nocontribution to humankind. More on that here:http://www.godandscience.org/evolution/australopithecus_sediba_missing_link.html
Many Christians fall into the trap of not believing some scientific theories, even if ‘proof’ for it exists. But with regard to Evolution, as can be seen from the information provided, the logical predictions of evolutionary theories do not match the actual data. It is therefore not surprising that we don’t believe it. So what about all the other“problems” with Christianity? Check out these Answers for Atheists andAgnostics:http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/answers.html
Everyone is of course, entitled to their own opinion…
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it,ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill