And so it goes. Back and forth:
Creationist: This couldn't have happened because '1, 2, and 3'.
Evolutionist: But it did because of '4, 5, and 6'.
Creationist: But you are forgetting that '7, 8, and 9' make '4, 5, and 6' moot!
Evolutionist: '10, 11, and 12' show that you are wrong.
So that being said, where is the end? How does it end? I've seen at least one user on here say evolution can't be proven. I as a creationist also realize creation can't be proven either. I just see the many problems with evolution (lack of transitional fossils, problems with radiocarbon dating, no 'proof', no experimental data, etc.). I see that there are too many 'ifs, could haves, might haves, and probablys' when discussing evolution.
I'd like to use the evolution of the first cell for example. I will put my comments in red after the quote.
Please note, I'm using an evolutionist site to show their thoughts. I will provide the link after some excerpts from it here. I will bold certain portions.
Where is the evidence this occurred? Has this been tested and proven?
Instead life almost certainly originated in a series of small steps, each building upon the complexity that evolved previously
What experiments prove this is what happened? Where is the scientific proof, be it observational and/or experimental, that these molecules were synthesized? How were they synthesized?
Simple organic molecules, similar to the nucleotide shown below, are the building blocks of life and must have been involved in its origin. Experiments suggest that organic molecules [/b]could have been[/b] synthesized in the atmosphere of early Earth and rained down into the oceans.
Just another guess? How did this ability evolve?
This ability probably first evolved in the form of an RNA self-replicator
Again, another guess?
Up until this point, life had probably relied on RNA for most jobs
Here is the link: http://evolution.ber...soforigin.shtml
So we have 'almost certainly', 'must have been', 'could have been', etc. This is science? What experiments have been done to prove these things occurred? I've been told you can't experiment in evolution. How about observation? Sure a cell can be observed, but what else has been observed to support this cellular evolution?
Of course, creationists will say God did it. In a nutshell, that's exactly right. Exactly how he did it? He commanded it. God can do that. Do we have evidence aside from the testimony of the Bible? Nope. We have the Bible and we consider that our ultimate authority. Creationist websites (at least most of them) tend to echo the Bible in teaching young earth, the problems with the fossil record, and the lack of evolutionary evidence. Creationists also challenge evolutionists to explain how the many amazing creatures in this world evolved. All creationists can do is point out the many holes in the theory of evolution and hope atheists see that. What kind of evidence would convince an evolutionist to believe in creation?
I realize though, even if God were to show Himself, there would still be unbelievers. The Bible says God has shown Himself through His creation. Hover over the Bible verses to read them if you wish.
Psalm 19: 1-4
A quick commentary on the above verse. Have you ever stopped to think about this? Verse 20 says that God's invisible attributes, and divine nature, have been clearly seen (v.20)." The Bible says that man, by simply contemplating creation itself, can come to an understanding of certain aspects of God's personality or attributes! In fact, His attributes are clearly seen.
I think atheists don't see God because they don't want to see God. Even though the marvels of this universe clearly cry out God, order, design, they still want to hold on to evolution, a theory full of maybes, a theory that always changes, a theory that has no witnesses, a theory that lacks substance.
Four ways God has revealed himself in the link below:
I've seen a recent post here where someone had said something along the lines of 'if evolution weren't true, then they couldn't wait for the next theory because it would be even more weird!' or something along those lines. I took that as, "even if evolution were 100% disproved, no longer considered a theory, an option, etc., that atheists will still be atheists and think of anything and everything else aside from the possibility of God".
I can't help but wonder, if the theory of evolution were totally discarded, what would the atheists do? Consider creation? Or is there a backup theory?
Hope everyone is having a good Monday.