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Notes on Evolution
« on: July 07, 2008, 12:46:52 PM »
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 

"Firstly, why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms? Why is not all nature in confusion instead of the species being, as we see them, well defined? 1
But, as by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth? 2
Lastly, looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking closely together all the species of the same group, must assuredly have existed. 3
Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory. 4 - Above asked by Charles Darwin

"Even the late Stephen Jay Gould, Professor of Geology and Paleontology at Harvard University and the leading spokesman for evolutionary theory prior to his recent death, confessed "the extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology." 5"


Debate between evolution and intelligent design is evermore hotly contested, including in the highest court in the land, when it comes to our children's education.  It is interesting to note how some of those that, even today, we view as being among the most intelligent persons in history spoke to this.

 "Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher who is regarded by many as the most influential scientist in history."  "Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done."

"Galileo Galilei was an Italian astrologer, physicist, astronomer, and philosopher who is closely associated with the scientific revolution."  "I think in the first place that it is very pious to say and prudent to affirm that the Holy Bible can never speak untruth -- whenever its true meaning is understood."

In today's world:

Stephen Hawking, although an agnostic, admitted that it was incomprehensible that the universe that now exists today could ever have been formed by random chance.  "Those who have not read A Brief History of Time may be surprised to find that the book has a main character. That main character is God." "...the most precious jewel in A Brief History of Time reflects Hawking's interest in the writing's of Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.). Hawking states "The idea that God might want to change His mind is an example of the fallacy, pointed out St. Augustine, of imagining God as a being existing in time. Time is a property only of the universe that God created. Presumably, God knew what He intended when He set it up."

"Dr. "Fritz" Schaefer is the Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and the director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize and was recently cited as the third most quoted chemist in the world." "The significance and joy in my science comes in the occasional moments of discovering something new and saying to myself, 'So that's how God did it!' My goal is to understand a little corner of God's plan."

This from ASA - "It is because of this foundational character of the Biblical doctrine of creation that it is unfortunate when the word "creation" is used narrowly and restrictively to refer--not to the fact of Creation--but to a possible means in the creative activity, usually to that means known as fiat creation. When it is implied that creation and evolution are necessarily mutually exclusive, or when the term "creation" is used as if it were primarily a scientific mechanism for origins, a profound confusion of categories is involved." - ASA  Lots more papers
American Scientific Affiliation (ASA)
 Institute for Creation Research
 Creationism Connection is a terrific clearinghouse for Creationism.
Interesting food for thought at Dr. Hovind's "Creation Seminar".

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