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Creation and Evolution: Is there a Conflict?

 

     There is no conflict between special creation and micro evolution.   Micro evolution is simply changes within species.   Micro evolution is observable today.

 

Children are not identical to their parents.  “No one doubts that descent with modification occurs in the course of normal biological reproduction.   The question is whether descent with modification accounts for the origin of new species - in fact, of every species.” [1]

 

    The conflict is between special creation and macro evolution.  Special creation follows the biblical Genesis account whereby God created separately each kind of physical life on earth during days five and six of creation week.   Macro evolution is “the idea that all forms of life developed gradually from very different and often much simpler ancestors, and that all lines of their descent can be traced back to a common ancestral organism.” [2]  For simplicity, macro evolution in this website will be referred to as evolution.

 

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Noah's Ark Possibility Project (NAPP)  Updated 5/31/17

 

     In September of 2015, this website launched the Noah's Ark Possibility Project (NAPP) with the stated purpose to investigate whether an ark as specified in Genesis  6:14-16 could possibly have had sufficient carrying capacity to save two of every kind of bird and land animal, both male and female. more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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      Are Special Creation and/or Evolution Science?

 

     To determine whether special creation and/or evolution meet the requirements of science, they need to be compared to an acceptable definition of science.  Two modern definitions of science from respected authorities are:

 

          "any system of knowledge that is concerned with the physical world and its

           phenomena and that entails unbiased observations and systematic

           experimentation." [3] 

             

           "knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through

            experiments and observation." [4]

 

The above definitions are slightly different but essentially the same so either or both may be used to answer the question.  more

         

The Cases for Evolution and Special Creation

 

     Special creation and evolution are in opposition: they both cannot be true.  To prove one is to disprove the other. 

 

     Evolutionists best hope for proving their case has been the fossil record.  However, after more than 150 years of intense searching, the fossil record does not support the theory of evolution because each phylum (each major group of species having the same general form) appears suddenly; the innumerable transitional forms required by evolutionary theory are not there. [5]   more

 

Evolution: Falsified?

 

     For an idea to be a valid scientific theory, it must have the capability of being proven false.  This concept is called falsifiability or refutability.  Charles Darwin in Chapter 9 of “The Origin of Species” proposed a test of his theory of evolution through natural selection when he stated:

 
                    "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not
               possibly have formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory
               would absolutely break down." 
                    
          Some question the validity of this as a test as some very imaginative hypothetical means
     may be found to circumvent almost any example  more

 

Intelligent Design

 

    "The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection. ID is thus a scientific disagreement with the core claim of evolutionary theory that the apparent design of living systems is an illusion that can be adequately explained by only natural causes.”  more

 

Flight Feathers

 

             How flight feathers evolved has long been a problem for evolutionists.   The current popular

     theory is that feathers evolved from a theropod dinosaur or “a shared common ancestor deeper

     in the past.” [7]   This is often stated in the media, taught in schools, [8]   and highlighted in

     museums but this theory has many problems.  Today, only birds have feathers; however, this

     may not have been the case in the past.   more

 

Origins and Life: Conclusions are Not Objective

 

      How you look at origins and life is the result of the lenses you look through.  
 
      Through the biblical creation lenses you will see everything in the universe wonderfully and magnificently created by an infinitely intelligent, all powerful, all loving, transcendent, supernatural being for whom nothing is impossible.  Everything was made good with purpose and responsible to its Creator.  Limits were set.   Due to mankind’s rebellion, the whole creation has been corrupted. 
 
     Through the atheistic lenses you will of necessity see the universe and everything in it as coming into existence through natural materialistic processes by chance only and therefore without purpose.   There is no God.  You are responsible to no one and can do what you want.  There is nothing after this life. 
 
      There are other lenses such as theistic evolution that rejects God as revealed in the Bible and instead tries to integrate God with evolutionary thought.  No matter what lenses you are looking through, your conclusions are the result of faith.  This is inevitable. 

 
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[1] Wells, Jonathan, Icons of Evolution Science or Myth?, 1st ed.  (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc.,2002), 5

[2] Davis and Solomon, The World of Biology, 3rd ed. (Philadelphia, PA: Saunders College Publishing, 1986), 686

[3] Science definition, Encyclopedia Britannica, August 20, 2014, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/528756/science

[4] Science definition, Merriam-Webster Online, August 20, 2014, http://www.merriam-weber.com/true-or-false/index.htm

[5] Darwin’s Dilemma, DVD produced by Illustra Media in association with Carmel Entertainment Group, LLC, 2009, www.illustramedia.com

[6] Intelligent Design, http://intelligentdesignnetwork.org/

[7] Zimmer, Carl, Feather Evolution, National Geographic Magazine, Feb. 2011, 2 http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/02/feathers/zimmer-text/2

[8] The Origin of Birds, Understanding Evolution, Evolution 101, University of California Museum of Paleontology, viewed April 25, 2015  http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evograms_06

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