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Now to respond to something Jason and several others have brought up in the comments, which concerns the idea that evolution disproves religion. I have absolutely no idea why some religious people are so incredibly offended by the idea that species gradually change over time in response to environmental stresses in a way similar to humans growing more mature over their lifetimes in response to life experiences. It seems many of them think the theory disproves their religion’s origin story for human beings, but the same thing happened in 1600 when was burned at the stake for suggesting there were worlds other than Earth and was placed under arrest for suggesting the Earth was not the center of the Universe because the church believed these ideas completely discredited religion… and yet, here we are today, looking through telescopes at hundreds of exoplanets and galaxies at the edge of the Universe, and even the church accepts these facts without losing faith in their scriptures. If you were so incredibly wrong in the past, but were able to reconcile your religion with the idea of an Earth moving through the Cosmos as one of trillions of worlds out there, why not consider that you might not be wrong today and reconcile your worldview to allow for a chain of life that extends back billions of years and holds the promise of extending and improving into the future?
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And your list of things that Christians no longer believe is another example. Christians actually do believe that God had ancient Israelis kill Amalekites–and dont call God names because of it, learn about Amalekite rituals. Everyone had to go. The kids, too, or else they would’ve either grown up to do those same things, or they would’ve tried to get revenge (and thus destroy the Messianic Line), or they would’ve behaved themselves but felt inferior for being related to an immoral people.
No – you believe that you understand, but believe me you do not understand.
Sadly the closed mind and lack of critical thinking of creationists is not amenable to logical argument because of inburnt pre-suppositions.
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The term microevolution is used to refer to change at the species level or lower. Macroevolution refers to higher-order changes that cause , or morph into an entirely new species. I do not accept the creationist argument that the small changes we see in microevolution cannot add up to macroevolution under the right conditions. This argument is not even logically reasonable unless a "change barrier" is proposed around every species, and I have heard of no such proposal. Indeed, it is true that microevolution does not prove macroevolution, but it certainly supports it.
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This is an unsolved puzzle. The mechanism that drives evolution is something for future biologists to research and figure out. I think that the mechanism is more complex than just natural selection through random mutation. However, I don't believe this to be an enormously difficult puzzle. Scientists finished decoding the human genome in June 2000, and further analysis should provide some answers. We don't know exactly how mutations occur, although that marvelous DNA structure seems to favor viability when it reproduces.
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Perhaps God created the process of evolution as a way for life to survive the natural calamities that He knew would come, such as the meteorite impact at Chicxulub in Mexico's Yucatan Penninsula that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. A remnant of the animals (mammals, birds) apparently did survive and went on to re-populate the earth. This view is consistent with the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18-19, where a remnant is saved because of God's mercy. (If you want to know why God sent or allowed the Chixculub meteorite in the first place when there was no sin of mankind to destroy, you'll have to ask Him when you get to heaven. I plan to. The same question applies to present-day hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other natural disasters.) This view asserts that evolution is not God's ideal process for creating life, but instead evolution is God's way of providing for life to survive and thrive in a difficult and dangerous universe. Life on earth has indeed survived for many millions of years despite the worst that satan could throw at it. The universe is good - good enough for us to marvel at along with the Psalmist. But God's ideal arrangement for life is . . . heaven!