A few days ago I came across a great book just published by the National Academy of Sciences entitled Science, Evolution, and Creationism. It’s a quick 54-page read on how evolution is the “only tested, comprehensive scientific explanation for the nature of the biological world today that is supported by overwhelming evidence and widely accepted by the scientific community.”
The reason I posted this article today was due to an email I received from Scott in Oklahoma. Scott claims that evolution is baseless and has little supporting evidence if any at all.
Even though I here this often, it still shocks me that in this day and age people refuse to accept what countless independent researchers from every faith, race, and culture have tested and come to accept. It truly is baffling.
Take a gander at Scott’s email and see what you think. To me this is like arguing that Earth is flat and not accepting the fact that we have seen the planet from space much less circumnavigated it :)
Please be thoughtful and thorough in your responses. Maybe we can enlighten just one person :)
Scott from Oklahoma writes:
Iâ€™ve read through some of your site and see the usual excuses and focus on peopleâ€™s opinions. My question is have you really considered what is true. Itâ€™s easy to say something is not true if you see corruption, ignorance, abuse and a host of other anomalies within a movement or religion. Thatâ€™s just an excuse to not believe something. Donâ€™t make the mistake of associating these religious shortcomings with the truth.
Whether you and I agree or not does not change the truth. I hope you would at least agree that there is an absolute in this world. If not then Iâ€™m talking to the wrong person. Itâ€™s interesting to hear your discussions of evolution and how un-scientific the creation story is. I guess those same nagging questions within the “religion” of evolution about lack of scientific evidence donâ€™t ever come up. Like those silly Laws of Physics and how they get in the way of evolution religion. Oh well, whatâ€™s a little matter being destroyed or created for the sake of a religion that makes it easier to deny God. Yeah, I can really see how the universe is getting more organized at the same time it is becoming less organized.
Itâ€™s just amazing that someone of reasonable intelligence like yourself can buy into a theory that was eventually abandoned by the ones that came up with the whole thing. If I were you Iâ€™d really look at this whole evolution religion thing a little more closely. I personally think youâ€™ve been duped and hate to see you misled. Maybe start with logical questions like where are all the remains, fossils, etc of the actual trans-species of animals or humans. I guess Iâ€™ve missed out on all the amphimammals out there or the dino-birds that weâ€™ve dug up. Not that Iâ€™m denying there were dinosaurs. Just questioning that everything came from a few central life forms.
Oh yeah, if the evolution theory of natural selection actually happens then how after millions or billions of years or whatever the latest guess is, how are there still weaker species of animals that are predated on by stronger species. Seems like they would all be gone. Oh well, again these are just pesky questions that donâ€™t have to be considered when you believe in a religion like evolution. Unless you can prove that evolution is true (you canâ€™t because itâ€™s a theory) then if you believe in it, itâ€™s a religion to you. Oh, wait a minute you donâ€™t believe in religion. Thatâ€™s a serious problem I think. Good Luck!
PS I tried to be smart and answer your challenge question with a silly answer,
but you got me.