|EVOLUTION, CREATION AND LIES|
There are a number of fundamentalist Christians who are trying desperately to discredit the science of evolution. They set up a false argument of "Creation VS Evolution" as if that were a valid argument. It is not. In fact the entire controversy is in itself a hoax. The reason is simple: there is no conflict between evolution and Christianity, only "Type B" Creationists attempt to push that nonsense down the throats of uneducated people by bullying them from the pulpits of churches.
There are two types of Creationists, Type A and Type B. Type A Creationists (theistic evolutionists) accept evolution as the way by which an omnipotent God created all of life including the human species. Type B Creationists (anti-evolutionists) still cling to a religious belief that was held over 2000 years ago, a "flat-earth concept" of the origin and development of life on this planet. The criticisms on this web site are directed entirely towards the Type B Creationists and the fallacies they attempt to impose on the general public, even if they must break one of the Biblical Ten Commandments to do so.
It was Darwins realization of the invalidity of three established dogmas that set the stage for future battles with "type B" Creationists.
|FALLACY #1.||the world is unchanging and of short duration.|
|FALLACY #2.||each species of organisms was created separately and is distinct from all other species.|
|FALLACY #3.||the world is a perfect creation by an omnipotent and beneficent Creator, almighty God.|
Since the "type B" Creationists produced these doctrines in the name of God, then of course all good Christians felt as though they must accept these dogmatic beliefs or think that they risk going to Hell. They were told that anyone rejecting the dogmas of church leaders had to be an atheist simply for doubting the church leaders, even if the doubters persistently said they never lost faith in God.
In order to show the errors of Darwin's ways, all that Creationists had to do was to show how Darwins views were unsubstantiated, and that when one looks around the world, the evidence of course, seemed at that time, to support the narrow-minded perspectives of the type B Creationists. But as time progressed, more and more data was found that supported Darwin's theories. The fossil record did show a progression from simple to complex and advanced life forms. More and more so called "missing links" began to appear in the fossil record. The study of genetics provided a mechanism for evolution that led to the formation of new species. Astronomy, historical geology, nuclear physics and paleontology all supported the concept that the universe and the earth is billions of years old. Comparative anatomy demonstrated that vertebrates, that included humans, were all constructed in a very similar manner and only differed in details. Comparative embryology demonstrated that all vertebrates have a similar developmental history, for example that they all have gill slits in their early embryos.
Faced with the preposterous notion that Darwinism would destroy all Christianity, the type B Creationists, in their desperation, decided to overlook the ninth commandment of the Bible (Exodus 20:16) and thus used twisted definitions of words, claimed false meanings of concepts and even hid evidence, so that the ignorant and uneducated would turn to their fiercely dogmatic views against the science of evolution.
Now these table pounding, Bible thumping type B Creationists, who are found in small isolated pockets, continue to persuade the ignorant that they have the absolute truth. According to them, the concept of evolution is not only incorrect, but the science of evolutionary biology is the very basis of many worldly evils.
Biology professors, trained at the worlds best universities in the fields of genetics and evolution, pay little heed to the ranting of these obsessed and religiously dogmatic Creationists, because most of what these Creationists say ranges from the incorrect to the totally absurd. However, most people who reject evolution, truly believe that they are acting most piously and are better Christians for doing so.
So, what causes truly good Christians to adhere to such totally absurd notions? Why should people of good faith reject the findings of most of the major universities of the world? The answer is, that there are a few devious people who have embarked on a deliberate program of lies and deceit that distort evidence, and they do so in the name of God. Since their statements are cloaked with a superficial gloss of divinity, many people think that if they disagree with these charlatans, they would be going against the very word of God Himself. The ideas presented by the leaders of the Creation Society and The Institute for Creation Research are particularly effective when given to the ignorant, the uneducated and the mentally incompetent.
But even worse, are the multitude of preachers and ministers of various churches who, in spite of their acknowledged ignorance of biology, genetics and evolution, accept the teachings of Creation "Scientists". If these church leaders were better trained in these fields and in particular the procedures of science, they would reject Creation "Science" with confidence that they would not be rejecting their own devotion to Christianity, and could become type A Creationists.
This web site is dedicated to the principle that it is certainly possible to be a very devout Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist or any other theist and also accept the various theories of evolutionary biology. These theories of evolution do not deny, reject or disprove any God or religion, because religion is not in the realm of science.
In the web pages that follow, you can find the topics listed below.
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SPECIES IS DISTINCT
||HUMOR & STUPIDITY||DEBATING
ORIGIN OF LIFE