- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
“They are changing, mutating to combat the anitbiotics, antibiotics that not several decades ago were the perfect cure for simple infections, which is essentially what the theory of evolution is all about: life forms changing in order to survive their environment.”
Woah… I was just making light of your statemnet, I didn’t realize this was really what you thought about evolution.
I would encourage you to do some research on evolution. Actually, I know a great video that does a great job explaining how evolution works. Look on YouTube for “Khan Academy Evolution.” It is false that change happens based on the organisms will to survive. There is no control over evolution. (well, I suppose you could argue that humans manipulate the system…)
“Essentially you are agreeing with “evolution” in bacteria but that’s ok because it doesn’t challenge Genesis?”
No. This is not an accurate summery of my statements.
Yes, I do agree with the concept of natural selection due to variation within a species (bacteria to variations of bacteria… cat to variations of cat…) This is observable and grounded in science. However, my reference to Genesis was just a statement and not a reason for my accepting or not accepting science. It is just true that natural selection does not conflict with the creation account. I have not encountered any science that has conflicted with the bible.
My statements do not affirm that a) I would not believe in natural selection if it conflicted with the Genesis account. b) I automatically reject any scientific discovery if I feel it conflicts with my interpretation of scripture. c) I believe that the creation account in Genesis should be taken literal.
Perhaps some, all, or none of those statements are true, but you can not conclusively say they are based on this: “I have no issues with this type of “evolution.” Bacteria into other forms of bacteria have no conflict with the Genesis creation account anyway. Science has never challenged my faith…”
I have no fear of evolution nor does evolution challenge my faith. Depending on how you interpret the bible, and what is meant by evolution (because “evolution” has many social definitions) there may be a conflict between the two. However, evolution and the Genesis account are not necessarily conflicting. That is simply a statement of truth, and not an implication that if they conflicted I would reject science.
“You accept this type of “evolution” ONLY because it does not conflict with your literal interpretation of Genesis.”
False. You have made this conclusion based on assumptions, as shown above.
I am not sure why you feel the need to continue to assert that I have no appreciation for science. Science is great and fascinating. Just because I don’t believe that common ancestry (for example) is true, doesn’t mean I hate science. This is a false, illogical conclusion. In fact many scientist share my feelings on certain scientific theories.