Probably one of the more hotly contested topics discussed (when it comes atheist versus Christian) is that of evolution versus creation. So many have discussed this topic, that as I was sitting thinking about a post topic I wondered if there was anything I could add to the conversation. Think about how hot this topic is. School boards deny the teaching of creationism because it is based on faith. School boards allowing evolution because it is based on “science.” Hollywood has even taken up the banner with movies like Expelled and Religulous. One has to wonder…why does the debate continue? I think this is a fair question.
The Bible offers a fairly simplistic explanation for how the universe began, “In the beginning God created”. Nothing extraordinary…except for the fact that God created everything. He had his hand in everything that was created. Now, there are many different camps inside of Christianity when it comes to the interpretation of Genesis. Some will look at 7 days as being a flat 7 days. Others will look at the verse in the Bible that a day to us is 1,000 to god, and suggest that each day was 1,000 years…7 days = 7,000 years. I am not going to focus on that difference here.
What I would like to focus on is the response one might receive when having a conversation with someone who believes in evolution as opposed to creation.
Most Evolution supporters will make the following statement “Overwhelming evidence supports this fact”. If that is the case why is it then a theory? Case and point look at this link. Notice anything? The first sentence of the second paragraph describes evolution as a fact. My question then is why describe it as a theory as well (in the first paragraph)?
ALL evolution defenders will tell you about the transitional form. This is commonly known as the missing link. Everyone has seen the picture of the chart showing the transition from monkey to man. The truth is that there has been no evidence found that supports the theory of transitional forms. This is the lynch pin of evolution. Without it evolution can never be proven.
I find the idea of a “transitional form” fascinating. Man evolved from monkey. Did that evolution stop? Think about it. If evolution is the reason that we are here, where are the living transitional forms from monkey to man? Unless evolution just said…”okay I’m done” once man had taken present shape. I mean, evolution has to be ongoing. Meaning that the evolution of the monkey would be ongoing as well. If this was the case (evolution) where is the living missing link? If evolution is ongoing as evolutionists would describe, then surely evolution would be continuing for monkeys (and other species) as well. Where is it?
Another fascinating question is “how”. It is possible to “how” the evolution theory to extinction. How? By simply asking “how did that happen?” If you ask this question enough one must admit at some point the ultimate conclusion that evolution is nothing more than an improbable theory, not a fact as it is portrayed by many.
The fact of the matter, both Evolution and Creationism are a matter of faith! Evolution is NOT science… In fact, Creationism is technically more scientific! In order for something to be “science” one must be able to observe and record the phenomena and reproduce it with a differing variables… (this is the very definition of the scientific method that most of us learned about in middle school). No scientist has observed the macro-evolutionary process happen and they certainly have not been able to recreate the generation of life, nor have they been able to cause the mutatation of any species into another! However, if one accepts the biblical principle that there is a God, then it is plausible (even probable) that He then recorded His “observations” in a record that most Christians would agree is reliable and infallible… So, again, the Christian understanding of creation is technically more scientific than the theory evolution could ever hope to be!
Yeah, I know….when compared to some of the other articles written online this seems pretty simplistic. I don’t have to be convinced that creation is right, because I know that it is. Atheists that tell you that creation can’t be proven because it requires faith are deluding themselves. It requires more faith to believe in evolution than it does creation. Evolution involves too much chance for me.