There is a show on PBS, "NOVA", Tuesday night regarding this topic. Perhaps we could all watch and comment.
---matthew on 11/13/07|
MikeM., to this day, I have no idea what it is that you actually believe in, other than evolution. I don't know if you really are an Orthodox, RCC, Mormon, or a follower of Jefferson.
I do know you under several names and views.
But which one of 'you' is going to be called to give an accounting and for which 'life'?
There are several here that are going to have to answer for their true core self. Only God really knows what is at the core.
---Bob on 11/10/07|
Man's brain is programmed to understand language. The gulf between the language abilities of man and apes or any kind of supposed common ancestor is so great that it could never be explained by evolution.
DNA is a constant. Through selective breeding you can take a horse from small to large, but a horse can only run so fast.
---Bob on 11/10/07|
Man "made in the image of God" means there is something more to man, something transcendent about man's being that sets him apart from the rest of creation.
It is a natural reaction to reason that God could have used evolution to create man in a society that accepts evolution unconditionally. However, there is no evidence for this in the fossils and the Bible clearly describes the creation of man in a way that could not involve evolution--created in the very "image of God."
---Bob on 11/10/07|
1.Sunday Yom Reeshone, First day. Note in scripture the sun was not created until the third day. How long were the first days?
2. There are two creation stories, (they were spiced together after the Septuagint.)
The Y and the E stories, one is outside time space, E the other, the Y is chronological.
Sadly fundamentalist reject ALL textural analysis, ANY in depth study is considered a threat.
---MikeM on 11/9/07|
I am one of the few here who can believe in both evolution and God. I do not feel that I must take every word of the Bible literally.
But I find you statement about Yom most interesting. Could you please expand.
---matthew on 11/9/07|
God in the begining created every thing,no human knows when that was.Then it became with form and void,something must have happen to cause that to happen take place.For we know that every thing God did was good.In the recreation God call every thing in the earth already to come forth.This would indicate that before Adam was created something was here before it became with form and void.Remember GOD told Adam to multiply REPLENISH the earth.To me in order to be told to do that man had to have been before.
---LIONEL on 11/9/07|
Scientists say that "matter and energy can be neither created or destroyed". That means that there is no natural way for matter and energy to be created. If you look around, you see that there is plenty of matter and energy that exists. If it could not have been created with natural means, then there must have been a creator with unnatural powers.
---Dan1724 on 11/9/07|
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. He sent forth His spirit and they were created. He renewed the face of the earth, by the word of the LORD were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. For He spoke, and it was [done], He commanded, and it stood fast. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen, were not made of things which do appear. Refs. Gen.1:1>Ps.104:30>33:6,9>Heb.11:3
---joseph on 11/9/07|
Who should we believe, MikeM's prideful, great swelling pontifications or the Bible? Hmmmm!
No contest -- MikeM "the biologist", you lose! :)
---Leon on 11/9/07|
Any serious student of the Bible knows there are two Creation stories. In addition the Hebrew 'Yom' cannot be calibraited into a single day, thus Leon's statement and Ex Nihilo claim, "He (God) did so immediately & completely" not only goes against science, but the Bible itself.
---MikeM on 11/8/07|
Irrefutable facts according to Genesis 1: "In the beginning, God created...God said...God saw every thing he had made, and, behold it was very good."
Note: What God created (made), He did so immediately & completely, i.e., no evolutionary process used. God spoke creation into existence & it was so!
---Leon on 11/8/07|
For myself I need to look no further than Genesis. but if some science guys could explain it, I would like to hear.
---arnie on 11/7/07|