Wanna know from what we're born loll why not make a picture with the start of this genealogic tree of course
I'm not religious but i don't really believe that we're far brothers of all lifeforms they're from others tree because that is really weird to think that all of us have the same ancestry. The most reliable would be the Monkey but don't tell me a lizard will be !?
Believe it or not, I've heard that even Charles Darwin found it hard to believe that everything came from the one same source. (Not to mention that the one pool of goo that became all life would have to hold all the DNA of everything that has, and ever will, exist on Earth) Many people that share the faith of evolution don't even agree to what extent, and how, evolution has occurred. (Showing that evolution is still a theory) Always look for the truth, but watch out for the truth people say is true.
Just because you personally aren't able to understand evolution does not make it less true. Men far smarter than the both of us have discovered all of this. You should really read up and learn about it.
Am I the only one who thinks that the fact that our species survived while 99 percent of all living things on the planet died out is far more interesting and beautiful than a wizard with extremely faulty planning and design made us?
I agree, but that statement is a little sensational. We did not compete with those 99%. That's over a period of 1 billion years. We've competed with life for the last 100,000 to 250,000. However, we've done a helluva job so far
I am Christian, and if there is one thing I never want to be, it's arrogant. I really enjoy science, the wonders in this universe, I love looking at the stars and all the incredible things out there with them. I enjoy learning about nature, how living things work, and what we can achieve through will and technology. I also believe that science supports God. I don't cover my eyes and ears when science is brought up, but I do believe that the theory of evolution is more a leap of faith, than a fact backed by science. Scientists have found, what they can call evidence, for evolution, but there is no proof that evolution is a fact. If we did evolve from other life-forms, then we are beyond insignificant in this world. But if we truly admire this incredible creation in, and around, us, then we can't help but admire the creator.
If the Mona Lisa is a masterpiece, then Leonardo de Vinci is a master.
You assume that evolution falsifies a creator and his kinship with man. I'll ask you a question then, HOW did god make creation? Surely by natural processes. Why can't evolution simply be the process that god used to create? God could still have created man's spirit or soul and put it into the first true human. I assume that god didn't simply snap his fingers and make things appear, unless you accept the genesis account that he simply used magic words.
You cannot cherry-pick science, and then say that it supports god. You are also using the word "theory" wrong "Theory" in science is essentially a supported and verified hypothesis, not a hunch or guess, as it is in popular language.
Also, just because you don't accept evidence in your opinion, doesn't make it any less true.
You say that creation makes life more special, like an artpiece, but I would rather be kin to ascended apes, than to fallen angels, or the corrupted children of a sadistic cultural father figure.
Life is a masterpiece, no matter how you slice it, insignificance also brings humility. I am in awe of the natural world, and feel privileged to be part of it.
You make a good argument. I'm glad you made a good response to my comment. We learn the most from sharing with others of different views.
In your first statement, you ask, "Why can't evolution simply be the process that God used to create?" This is something I have noticed several times. The word evolution ends up being used to describe both micro-evolution and macro-evolution. Micro-evolution is simply adaptation within a species. Like the various sub-species of birds or dogs. This is natural, witness able, and reproducible. Micro-evolution (adaptation) is scientific fact. This I do not dispute. Macro-evolution is the belief that all forms of life came from one source over the process of billions of years. This view cannot be proved nor reproduced nor witness able, which means it cannot be backed by science. Because macro-evolution is still called scientific fact, despite the fact science cannot back it, this is what I have a problem with. You also say that you, "...Assume that God didn't simply snap his fingers and make things appear..." I do believe the Genesis account, and when it is compared to the Big Bang Theory, it actually makes more sense. Matter does not glob together in any situation, and the belief that the Big Bang came from something smaller than an atom that suddenly exploded, without reason, and produced all the matter that now exists in this vast universe, and ultimately, by accident, created all life on Earth, past, present, and future, is a VERY big stretch (Honestly, bigger than believing that God created the universe, created animals after their own kind, and created man after his own kind.) To say God used magic words pulls him down to our level. When you look at the Sims video games, I don't think the characters in it could possibly understand us when compared to their reality.
You say that, "Theory in science is essentially a supported and verified hypothesis." If it is, then either it being called a Theory is wrong, or science is supporting the idea incorrectly. A Theory is a possibility that requires study, if it is provable, then it is not a Theory, it is fact. If the Theory cannot be backed up, then it is not a fact, and cannot be viewed as truth.
Your second and third statement is true. I should not pick and choose science. But we all must look at all things science and belief with discretion. If we do not, then we descend into bigots without a leg to stand on.
your fourth and fifth statement are both good. You stand by your views, that is good. But I must say, we are not tied to fallen angels, or corrupt children of a sadistic cultural father figure. We were created with freewill, we are free to believe in God, or not. In Christianity, it is the same freewill God gave us that allows us to say he does not exist, so that we do not worship him like robots, but by our own freewill. Yes, we are children, we are children free to follow our fathers instruction and guidance, or, free to learn for ourselves the truth around us.
Science does seek the truth, but some science is tainted with individual views that wish it to bend to what they want it to be, and yes, I mean for both scientists and religious people. The only way we can find the truth is by standing by our views, but looking at the world with an open mind, ready to learn.
P.S. thank you for the good reply. Sorry this is so long.