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Similarities of Young Earth Creationism & Evolution


These seem contradictory, many times right? Well, actually Young Earth Creationists are ignoring the obvious, and I’m not going to get into a bashing of their ideas. I’m merely going to say that neither science, nor the bible advocate for YEC. So, why do they believe it?
Next, Evolution does not deal with creation. The science does not advocate for evolution the way it is popularized in media and culture. The main reason is because the theory of evolution, as far as the science suggests, does not account for creation, yet it is supposed to abolish religious thinking with an emphasis on Christianity. Well, Christianity says God created everything, not just life. Evolution says organisms change over time. There is no conflict. So, the similarities between YEC and evolution: They are both misused. For one, use at all is misuse, and the other, exclusive truth claims are misuse. Deal with it.

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  1. May 7, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    You’re absolutely right: evolution does not deal with abiogenesis. But if you’re going to attribute this spark to some agency, then all I ask is that you recognize that you do so simply as an uniformed attribution. I use the word ‘uninformed’ because we have nothing to go by. Also, you do realize this drives the last ‘sighting’ of this interactive god somewhere into billions of years past, right? Since then, evolution. And this is where the conflict you think doesn’t exist rears its ugly little head: is it true and how do we know? Christianity like any faith-based belief that tries to demand respect as a way of knowing undermines this inquiry at every step because you cannot know using this epistemology. That’s why religion has no mechanism for self-correction to deal with the expanding knowledge of just how unlikely any interventionist agency at the dawn of life really is.

    • May 8, 2011 at 3:29 AM

      Tildeb, I do not have video evidence, eye witness testimony, or absolute knowledge of the universe to prove that It was created by some agency. If attributing the existence of a recognizable code so perfectly crafted to yield a tangible universe that exists bigger than our imagination, and outside of our finite realm of understanding that is so well crafted to yield life within it, and not just life, but life that has evolved and come to such complex organs and organ systems and such improbably useful organs, such as an eye, or even a tear duct, to some intelligent agency means making an uninformed attribution, I readily admit to it. Just a thought, and attribution to anything or anyone or even nothing at all is equally uninformed. It puts Christianity no stupid than anyone, just bold enough to make the claim. The content of Christianity in other contexts must produce equally bold, and benign results. That is the only way to test the claim to truth.

      • May 8, 2011 at 9:57 AM

        If attributing the existence of a recognizable code so perfectly crafted to yield a tangible universe that exists bigger than our imagination, and outside of our finite realm of understanding that is so well crafted to yield life within it, and not just life, but life that has evolved and come to such complex organs and organ systems and such improbably useful organs, such as an eye, or even a tear duct, to some intelligent agency means making an uninformed attribution, I readily admit to it.

        And here is the problem you insert between what IS and what you BELIEVE: you assume agency – a crafter if you will.

        So.

        We come up with all kinds of evidence for how all this crafting occurs without any interventionist agency. This directly challenges the likelihood that some crafter is necessary to get from yesterday to today, or is necessary to get from the day before yesterday to yesterday, and so on. At what point does it become obtuse to keep assuming a crafter at some point?

        You are starting from an assumption that has no evidence in support of it and, in fact, evidence in conflict with it.

        The best you can do is choose a spot where we have no evidence AT ALL and insert this crafter only at this point, namely, a moment before the big bang. But this too is highly problematic from a crafted opinion because unless time was already in place (prior to the crafter), there can be no ‘before’ moment.

        So no matter how one comes at the notion of a crafting agency – a creator – it’s the lesser informed opinion. There is nothing to justify it as a starting position including the poetics you insert about eyes (clearly evolutionary in six different lines) and their tear ducts. This has not come about by some crafter of eyes for crying out loud. There is exactly zero evidence for this and solid evidence against this. To continue to hold this opinion means deliberately choosing to hold fast to a belief that stands against what is in all likelihood true in order to prop up a belief about what you wish were true. And that’s what religion does: it competes with science and does not in any way rest compatibly with it.

  2. ThePioneer
    May 8, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    If your proof for god is the lack of an explantion for abiogenesis, does that mean when a repeatable experiment for abiogenesis is found and duplicated you will cease to believe in god?

    • May 8, 2011 at 3:22 AM

      A lack of an explanation for abiogenesis is not my proof for God. That would be idiotic and counterintuitive. I was only writing that blog to the effect that evolution does not concern itself with creation, and therefore, does not disprove God’s existence.

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