That all natural processes have scientific explanations does in no way disprove the spiritual.
I disbelieved strongly. I spoke out against it, the way religious people do: full of fervor but no fact.
I looked into it. Read: (insert online readings)
I had a crisis of faith. Both the Bible and Evolution cannot be true. Because the Bible makes quite a to-do about the creation of things.
I stated that Evolution was true to a couple who are friends. The wife seemed genuinely baffled. “So we really came from monkeys”
And then I had the crisis of the undoing of my crisis. Wait. Then, as before, the more I thought about Evolution the less it seemed reasonable. It seemed to explain natural processes and most behaviors. But it failed completely to explain some behaviors and origins, and, failing to explain origins, it is difficult to use it to explain much of what it claims to explain, such as: diversity of species.
One difficulty of evolution is the age it claims for the solar system. Maybe it is simply difficult for unlearned minds to believe. Or maybe it is so difficult that it is impossible.
The fossil problem: fossils are incontrovertable.
(from Time mag. letter to editor)
Humans are developed far beyond our function.
Another problem with evolution is that we don’t see it… uh, kinda like that other theory.
The question is: where did life come from? We don’t know. We may find the answer in fact-based, naturalistic discovery.
Evolution is not a stand-in for science. Science is not a step-by-step process to truth.
If an explanation of origin is necessary to understand evolution, then you will never understand it.
One of the first things you have to believe about the God of the Bible–if you believe–is that he would build a world (or universe) that is capable of continuing without constant supernatural intervention.
Starting from that point, everything in the universe fits: of course, this is just the kind of universe that kind of being could and would create. The processes, the interconnectedness and interdependancy between species… all that we have discovered called science–that we will always be discovering, all of it fits. All of the things that evolution explains can be as logically explained with Creation. Everything but the Creator.
We don’t see God; we don’t see evolution. We can’t see the motivating force. We don’t know the origin.
I’m not sure why we insist that everything must have come from something else. Why do we insist on that being the only explanation? We see similarities, but does that mean one came from another? For our world, similarities always mean created… by a creator. No one would ever, observing two differently-sized pieces of paper, think that one came from the other.
So, adaptation makes sense and is provable. But doesn’t that point to an all-knowing creator as readily as it points to evolution?
There is as much hard evidence for God beginning things as there is for any other theory of beginnings.