IllinoisBandit wrote:A) Probably fake... China.
B) While I personally side with evolution, macroevolution on the order of species arising some sort of primordial soup is not a fact. And more accomplished scientists do not agree with it than you might think - but often don't speak up due to fear of ridicule. I think it's sad the way creationists are persecuted for not believing in a theory. That kind of close-mindedness really hinders science (see: the role of viruses in causing cancer).
OK, I lied this is one of my favorite topics. I think creationism mostly gets dissed because its main objective is to disprove evolution instead of trying to actually discover what happened that lead to the current state of species. They start with the conclusion that God created everything individually and work backwards from there IMO. The thing that I mostly don't understand is why people are so scared of the "possibility" that evolution occurred and reject it so quickly. I think the idea that God "could have" created one thing(primordial ooze) and from that billions of species arose is amazing, and does not take away from the power of our God. I read this book
in college for a Science and Religion class and it really opened my eyes to how evolution and God can coexist.
The Earth is roughly 5 billion years old, right? That means that Earth and millions of other life forms were present for about 4,999,800,000 years before the first religion even existed.
5,000,000,000 years... how can our primitive minds even begin to comprehend how long a time that is? How can anyone acquire the knowledge necessary to claim unequivocally that 5 billion years isn't enough time for life to occur naturally? Doesn't a rational mind have to at least consider the possibility that life is a natural occurrence throughout the universe and that there doesn't have to be a supernatural explanation?
Why can't human beings just say "I don't know"?