I have, like, three private messages. Geez, it's been a while. ANYWAY:
Four things that keep coming up that should be settled, and then I'll go check my PMs:
1) If it doesn't have to do with the evolution of life, it's not evolution. 2) Katrina keeps mentioning that cladistics is artificial, but I don't think the import of her point is coming across: "kind" is something made up by humans to more easily classify creatures. If you believe in adaptation to environment, you believe in evolution. All that occurs is that, say, a dinosaur keeps adapting to its environment until its easier for us to call it something aside from a dinosaur, for the sake of clarity. Hope that's clear... 3) Science does not try to disprove or prove God. As you saw in the poll posted earlier, 40% of scientists are theistic evolutionists. 4) Science not having a clear answer for something but admitting that there probably is one is a much better argument than a blanket God statement.
I thought I'd throw my figurative hat (since I don't wear them) into the ring on this.
EVERYTHING Evolves. Literally. Languages, religions. technology, animals, furniture, plants, the proccess of making cheese...
Everything starts from a lesser form and is improved upon, branching out in differant directions has different possibilities become available. For those who beleive in a god/dess of creation, it's quite simple. If we really were designed after the divine, why would humans develop an ever changing, ever evolving thing like art? Or many other things, but art is a good example. Art are our creations, whether in scuplture, paint, carving or pixel art! Lives are the creation of the Divine. If we are modeled after the Divine, what ever you beleive that is, why would it not work in a similar manner? Starting with the initial idea and working off from there?
If there was NO life before, and still going on the theory we were made in mirror of the Divine, wouldn't that mean that it would be a long line of experiments to make something that works? A line that is no where near finished, that is constantly being improved upon or experimented with, sometimes to good or bad results.
Really, Evolution works whether you choose to beleive stories that themselves have changed over time, or science, which is also continualy changing.
Last Edit: May 6, 2006 2:23:23 GMT -5 by tsatsayka
I was invited here because Vorchia thinks I'm insane :nod: