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  • Evolution. It works with science and the Torah.
  • well someone had to create what we evolved from, but theres to much evidence for evolution and like none for creation.
  • Creation.
  • Creation
  • Creation,God created everything.
  • Evolution, all the way.
  • Both. God uses evolution to create life.
  • Creation.
  • Well technically something has to be created to evolutionize...so i believe in both. I believe something was created then through time it evolutionized..(i.e. Animals) So to me i believe in both
  • Evolution. Creation cannot be proven or disproven, therefor is not science. Same goes for "Intelegent Design" which is just a euphamism for creationism. I believe in science.
  • I believe that God created the earth and everything else in the universe. I have no idea how He did it. I don't think it's important how He did it; what matters to me is that he did it. I am just as comfortable believing he did it in seven earthly days as I am with His taking millions of years in our time. I just don't care one way or the other. The God I worship could have done it either way. I do not believe that humans evolved from a common ape-like ancestor or that other animals evolved either. I believe that animals adapt but not evolve into a completely different animal.
  • Creation, as in "Intelligent Design". Isn't the alternative scary and futile? I think it comes down to what you're willing to accept. Keep in mind that evolution is still considered a theory, just as the Big Bang is. It's physically impossible for something to be created out of (or evolve from, if you insist) nothing (thank you science), so there's got to be an "originator" of all of this. The part that baffles me is why so many people resist exploring this when the "originator" loves them all very much and desires to know them.
  • Evolution. For a scientific idea to be considered a 'theory', it has to stand up to years of peer-reviewed scrutiny, which evolution has stood up for over 100 years. If even one person had submitted a successfully scrutinized scientific position for ID or creation, then it would also be considered a 'theory'. But creation doesn't even have that level of 'hypothesis', much less 'theory' in the scientific community because there is absolutely no evidence to back it up. On top of that, the fact that evolution occurs is a FACT, the mechanism by which it occurs is the THEORY part. I've read the bible, and I still don't believe creation.
  • Creation. I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ created ever thing that is, was, or ever will be. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • Evolution! We don't need fairy tale gods anymore to create all life, when we already have the Theory of Evolution!
  • Aye..procreation all the way ;)
  • Evolution.
  • I'm with Creation - the way the universe erupted from nothing in a big bang creating myriad stars, galaxies. And then the formation of planets, one of which was Earth - slowly life started on Earth and changed and developed millions of species of plants of animals. And we're one of those animals. Now *that* is what I call jaw-droppingly amazing Creation.
  • I have to agree with the pro creation idea.
  • Evo-ation/Crelution. lol I think it's both. Species evolve to adapt. There's scientific proof of that. I belive that yes, we started out as a monkey kind of creature. Take the caveman for example, they definetly shared traits with the apes. During his time, the enviroment was harsh, and what he acquired (lots of hair, thick skin, bigger bones, etc) was ideal for his enviroment. Which resembles the ape-family. Then as the eviroment became more live-able, man slowly evolved into what we are now. But we didn't just come out of thin air. The original species came from somewhere...
  • Evolution because it is proven by science. It can be messured through fossil records and seen through such things as selective breeding of animals. The best example we have so far for both is the horse. We have the most complete fossil record and we have changed them through breeding. Plus with DNA we can show the links between diffrent species of animals to a common ancestor. And nothing is left out like there is with Creationism. Unlike Evolution there is no Sceintific baises for Creation. And for all the people out there using the Bible to prove it there are about 100 diffent stories of Creation in the World. Every culture and religion has it's own myth for creation, but there is only one Theory of Evolution. And if you take God out of the equation and just look at the steps you'll see that they all follow the same time line of Evolution. We already have disproven the Bible as an accurate Scientific record with the understanding that the Earth is not flat, it is not the center of the Universe, and it is more then a few thousand years old. Even the history is sketchy at best. It is a book of myths, not a sceintific document. Quit trying to make it what it's not.
  • ive simplified it the best i can with out confusing myself, others, and without having to write a book! here it is god is a combination of time and probability. dont just say its stupid, i know its probably too simplified but thats where my mind lead to after some pondering. think about it for a few hours, maybe a day, its like a riddle. aww wtf? i think life can be created by itself using scientific laws with the right chances(temperature,right combination of elements) living things are all made up of different atoms put together in a certain combination. the code that has the right combination is DNA. dont you think that over millions of years on this huge planet, different atoms could have come together to make some sort of bacteria or living cell that over time could evolve into multicelled organisms, and eventually plants and animals? seems pretty likely to me. more likely than some magical ghost making things left and right out of nothing. anyways getting back to my definition of god as time and probability. when you pray, arent you just hoping that someone or something will come across some good luck soon? you pray that your sick mother will get better, or you get enough money for your bills that are due? your just wishing for some good luck to come your way(or someone else's way) soon. god works in mysterious ways. whether its Dr.karen who did your husband's heart surgery or the fact that you not being able to find your keys in the morning saved your life from a traffic accident that happened on the interstate on your route to work. its just something that happend by coincidence. but your hope for there being a greater power to save you in your time of need makes you see these coincidences, or just things that happen because they have to happen to someone. there is more than 6billion people out there. dont you think some shits gonna happen to someone sooner or later? ok enough for now, got to thing more on it *edit* add god doesnt really exist. he only exists in most peoples minds as the creator of life and the person to ask for help when life gets rough. created by man thousands of years ago when we got smart enough to think of things other than food and shelter. we needed an explanation for life because its origination was a mystery. not finding a reasonable explanation, we thought a great mysterious spirit who we have never seen or have any proof of created it. it seemed like a great answer when men knew nothing of science and desperately needed an answer. created by early civilization and supported by the need for hope and help when nothing tangible can help you. when something terrible happens, and you dont know who can help, what do you do? pray if you are religious. you would feel horrible if you couldnt pray, right? if there was no great spirit that could help you when no one else could. might as well put your head down and die when you come upon a tragedy. god is hope in your mind. the hope of someone helping when there is no one to help you. i guess fueled by the human need for affection, sympathy, and survival when you feel helpless.
  • This is not a popularity contest. Evolution is a fact, creation is just a religious belief. To anyone with even a basic grasp of biology there is no doubt that evolution occurred. The only ones who doubt it- again, the ONLY ones who doubt it, are those who don't even understand the topic under discussion. Science is based on observation, religion is based on blind faith. You have to decide if you want to live your life based on what you see and know, or based on what you are blind to but want to be there.
  • Both. The universe must have been created, somehow in the beginning. As what and from what, I have no clue. And after, it evoluated. But what these creationist people are telling, that is for me against common sense.
  • I like procreation too ... good question !
  • Creation. I believe we were all sent here for the purpose of serving God, and that we are not just pointless drones, envolved from apes. Faith and religion promote all great things, like love, and codemn negative things, like murder,adultery, etc. All these evolution theories are too busy picking everything apart, trying to understand things that we should leave up to God.
  • Yeah, gonna have to go with black and white scientific and mathematical evidence rather than what a outdated ex political group has to say. Evolution. Also, the stories in the bible aren't supposed to be taken literally. They're lessons. The point of Adam and Eve was written as a moron lesson, not a history lesson.
  • Evolution... It's the only explanation that makes sense to me... I need scientific proof... no offense
  • I'm for Evolution, because I find it pretty much impossible to believe in any god.
  • Evolution because I feel there is far more evidence for it. I do not class the Bible as evidence.
  • I will also be on the side of evolution. I have read enough facts to believe it.
  • I don't take sides ,as such.Evolution makes common sense and since we all live in the real world,evolution is the only reality.
  • Neither. There aren't any ''sides'' to take as far as I can see, we're all just part of the same big group trying to figure out the world around us and how everything came to be. To separate the beliefs into ''them'' vs. ''us'' which is what happens when there are ''sides'', you increase the need for attack and defence, as though there was something that needed to be won, like a football game. So I don't take sides. I don't know how the world came to be, it's entirely possible that a magician magicked it up with his wand 500 years ago and just planted a load of evidence, possible a power like God created everything in 7 days, or possible we all grew from tiny bugs. How can we know? Personally I'm Jewish, and I lean towards the idea that evolution happened due to some ''bigger force'' creating things, call the force what you will.
  • Evolution because it is overwhelmingly supported by scientific research. Creationism is faith based, and thus not something I can believe... As soon as some real evidence is discovered that supports creationism, and disproves evolution, then I'll be a Creationist... Until then, I'm on the side of research, not faith, but don't really care much if people want to have faith in Creationism instead : D
  • a little of both I think God created the heavens and earth. but things adapting to their enviornment caused things to evolve without God's direction. Just like God created humans but we do things without God's direction. God is powerful yes, but so is free-will. I do things we came from apes but God change us to be the care takers of the world as the world got more complicated.
  • I believe in both. One does not automatically exclude the other.
  • Evolution.
  • If it were a choice of one OR the other, then Evolution, as Jade points out they aren't mutually exclusive. That being said, there's no evidence for Creationism anyway, so I don't believe it ; ) ^ As soon as there's evidence, I'll believe it.
  • evolution
  • Creation. The whole heaven thing sounds really good.
  • Creation.
  • Evolution, we have evidance, creation has coincedances.
  • evolution is real.
  • creation how can you evolve within starting somewhere
  • Creation all the way. I've studied this argument for years and have come to the conclusion that there HAS to be a God. There is no denying the fact. Science has proven evolution wrong time and time again. I don't quite understand why so many people still follow such a religion.
  • creationism How can anyone who looks at everything around them thinks this all just happened out of nothing no plan no purpose it just all sprung up outta the clear blue sky things were created for a purpose and while I do not disrespect those who believe in the theroy of evolutions right to believe as they do I don't see how anyone could rule out there being a higher being who created all of this
  • I'm a creationist. There are many reasons for my choice, which I am happy to share in a private forum. The two that I submit to you in this debate: 1. Standing in a garage, every day, for as many years as you please, will NOT cause me to become a car. My surroundings just don't cause biological or genetic change. 2. Visit a zoo. There are monkeys, yes? They look the same as the ones my great-grand-whoever may have seen, yes? According to evolution theory and survival of the fittest, every monkey should now be either dead or a human. And yet, there are monkeys in the zoo.
  • I take the middle ground. I believe that God used evolution as a tool in the work of creation. However, unlike another post prior to mine I don't believe that God just started everything and then just let it go. I think that God guided the who process to get to the final product that He desired, the flora and fauna that are now present on Earth. I believe that He is still guiding things according to His will today. This does not mean that we don't have free will, but even our choices ultimately work toward the final end result that He desires.
  • Both. The Catholic Church does not take the stories of creation in the Bible literally. Catholics believe the book of Genesis tells religious truth and not necessarily historical fact. One of the religious truths is that God created everything and declared all was good. Catholics can believe in the theory of evolution. Or not. The Church does not require belief in evolution. On August 12, 1950 Pope Pius XII said in his encyclical Humani generis: The Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions, on the part of men experienced in both fields, take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter - for the Catholic faith obliges us to hold that souls are immediately created by God. Here is the complete encyclical: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xii/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xii_enc_12081950_humani-generis_en.html The Church supports science in the discovery of God's creation. At this time, the theory of evolution is the most logical scientific explanation. However tomorrow someone may come up with a better idea. As long as we believe that God started the whole thing, both the Bible and modern science can live in harmony. With love in Christ.
  • Evolution is real.
  • Evolution, because it's the only truth. The Bible does not count as evidence.
  • This isn't the way the question should be asked. It's not a matter of sides. Evolution is. The Earth is. The Sun is. Creation requires imagination and denial of its own contradictions. We can always take it one step further and ask who created the creator, how did the creator become the creator? Why aren't we all creators?
  • I believe in evolution. I'm not sure whether or not I believe in any level of creation, but I know I don't believe that Yahweh created anything (or even exists), and I know I don't believe in the Biblical account (of anything, actually).
  • I am a strong evolutionist and I do not believe in creationism as a guiding influence for evolution.
  • Evolution....I was trained as a biologist.
  • In no way would I ever belive in evolution. Look around you, how could something like our planet, our universe, the human race, and everything else happen by chance? There are so many flaws in evolution. Many scientists, who started out as evolutionists, are starting to believe in creationism. They can't understand how we all evolved out of a stinkin' pool. Even Einstein claimed that the deeper he looked and studied into our universe, the more he saw how ridiculous evolution is. Have evolutionists ever thought about how that stupid particle that supposedly was floating in nothingness got there in the first place? Many of there fossil records that supposedly proved evolution was proven to be loads of crap. There is absolutely no scientific FACTS that can prove evolution. They are only THEORIES.
  • Creation deals with how the whole universe and everything in it came to be where Evolution only deals with life on this planet... so I think we are comparing 2 things that should not be compared as solutions to the same problem. By Faith I believe the Bible to be the Word of God. After taking this step, what I have read in the Bible has held up to scrutiny for many years and so I believe that God created the universe and everything in it. I believe God made Adam and Eve and the plants and animals. There is proof that micro-evolution occurs within species (different breeds of dogs) but I have yet to read of proof of macro evolution (changing from one species to another... Apre to Man)
  • Evolution, Why? One word:evidence.
  • Scientific Fact No. 1 - Birds Prove Natural Selection is Naturally Wrong external image Help! I can't fly. My head is too big, and my wings are too small. The idea of natural selection sounds great when considering deer. The deer that can sense danger the quickest and run the fastest are able to escape the predator on a more consistent basis. However, other examples on the evolutionary tree have many laughable flaws. One of the best is the thought that a bird began to evolve a wing. Why this would occur is not answered by evolutionists. The wing stub did not make the bird more adaptable in his environment. The wing was much too small for the bird to fly. Why would a bird evolve a wing that was useless? This is backwards from the evolutionary natural selection concept that birds adapt and change in order to survive better in their environment. The bird with a half-size wing is placed at a disadvantage in its environment. Why would the bird continue for millions of generations improving a wing that was useless? The theory of evolution is based on natural selection of the most adaptable member of a species. A bird with a useless wing is at a severe disadvantage and the opposite from natural selection. According to natural selection the members of the bird species with the smallest useless wing would be the most adaptable and most likely to survive in the largest numbers. According to the theory of natural selection birds could never evolve to fly. Evolution is simply nonsense. This is so funny. We are then led to believe that some birds got tired of carrying around a worthless half-size wing so they grew fingers on the end to help climb trees. The wings became arms and a new species was developed. Evolutionists actually believe this nonsense. Scientific Fact No. 2 - Species Without a Link Proves Evolution is Wrong The evolutionist will claim that the presence of many individual species proves evolution. This shallow statement is devoid of reason, logic and scientific proof. Evolutionists line up pictures of similar looking species and claim they evolved one to another. Humans are a great example. There are hundreds of species of extinct monkeys and apes. Petrified skulls and bones exist from these creatures. Evolutionists line up the most promising choices to present a gradual progression from monkey to modern man. They simply fill in the big gaps with make-believe creatures to fit the picture. This procedure can be done with humans only because there are many extinct monkey and ape species. They never do this with giraffes and elephants. These pictures are placed in all evolutionists' text books to teach kids this nonsense. The picture is simply a grouping of individual species that does not prove evolution. external image Scientific Fact No. 3 - Single Cell Complexity Proves Evolution is Wrong Scientists a century ago believed the smallest single living cell was a simple life form. The theory developed that perhaps lightning struck a pond of water causing several molecules to combine in a random way which by chance resulted in a living cell. The cell then divided and evolved into higher life forms. This view is now proven to be immature to the degree of being ridiculous. The most modern laboratory is unable to create a living cell. In fact, scientists have been unable to create a single left-hand protein molecule as found in all animals. Scientific Fact No. 4 - Human Egg and Sperm Proves Evolution is Wrong The evolutionist ignores the problem surrounding the human female egg and the male sperm in the evolutionary theory. The female egg contains the X-chromosome and the male sperm contains either an X-chromosome for the reproduction of a male or a Y-chromosome for the reproduction of a female. The female eggs all develop within the ovaries while she is a baby (fetus) within her mother's womb. Evolutionists claim environmental factors cause small changes in the offspring in the evolutionary chain. However, the environmental experience of the female cannot change the chromosomes within her eggs and cannot have any effect upon her offspring. Her body cannot go into the eggs contained within her ovaries at her birth to make an intelligent change. Females cannot be a part of the evolutionary theory for these reasons. Scientific Fact No. 5 - DNA Error Checking Proves Evolution is Wrong external image The scientific fact that DNA replication includes a built-in error checking method and a DNA repair process proves the evolutionary theory is wrong. The fact is that any attempt by the DNA to change is stopped and reversed. Scientific Fact No. 6 - Chaos From Organization Proves Evolution is Wrong The second law of thermodynamics proves that organization cannot flow from chaos. Complex live organisms cannot rearrange themselves into an organism of a higher form as claimed by evolutionists. This is scientifically backwards according to the second law of thermodynamics that has never been proven wrong. Scientists cannot have it both ways. The second law of thermodynamics is proven to be correct. Evolution lacks any scientific proof. Evolution is simply an empty theory. Scientific Fact No. 7 - Chromosome Count Proves Evolution is Wrong There is no scientific evidence that a species can change the number of chromosomes within the DNA. The chromosome count within each species is fixed. This is the reason a male from one species cannot mate successfully with a female of another species. Man could not evolve from a monkey. Each species is locked into its chromosome count that cannot change. If an animal developed an extra chromosome or lost a chromosome because of some deformity, it could not successfully mate. The defect could not be passed along to the next generation. Evolving a new species is scientifically impossible. Evolutionists prove that getting a college education does not impart wisdom. Scientific Fact No. 8 - Origin of Matter and Stars Proves Evolution is Wrong Evolutionists just throw up their hands at the question of the origin of matter because they know something cannot evolve from nothing. They stick their heads in the sand and ignore the problem. The fact that matter exists in outrageously large quantities simply proves evolution is wrong. The "Big Bang" theory doesn't solve the problem either. Matter and energy have to come from somewhere. Scientific Fact No. 9 - Lack of Life on Mars Proves Evolution is Wrong Two NASA two land rovers named Spirit and Opportunity explored Mars during 2004. The topography shows obvious signs of past liquid rivers flowing in numerous places. The rovers have proven that water was once abundant on the surface of Mars, but they have not been able to find any signs of life or any signs of past life on the planet. Mars has a proven history of flowing water on the surface and an atmosphere suitable to support life forms. The planet has had all of the conditions necessary to provide the "spark" of life according to the evolutionary theory, yet there is no life on Mars. The river beds and river banks show no signs of vegetation or trees. The ground has no fossils and no organisms. The place is absolutely sterile. Scientific Fact No. 10 - Radio Silence from Space Proves Evolution is Wrong Mars is not the only place that shows no signs of life. The entire universe lacks any sign of life. There are no radio signals that can be related to intelligent life forms. None of the billions of galaxies has been found to emit any intelligent radio signals. Scientists have been pointing every type of radio telescope possible into space for several decades in hopes of finding an intelligent signal. No signs of life beyond Earth have been found. We are alone. Top Ten Scientific Facts Proving Evolution is False and Impossible Thread copied from forum at abovetopsecret.com
  • Evolution. Creation is just a stupid joke.
  • Ok, put a bunch of crap like glue, nails, screws, plywood, brick, morter, etc. etc. on a pile in your back yard. Leave it there for thousands, shoot, millions of years, and when it turns itself into a full two level house, complete with all the ammenities, (with no help from nobody)then I will believe that evolution of this earth, and all it contains happened by chance! Ya Right!!! I also own great swamp land in Fl. if your looking to buy
  • Creation, God is Great!! Jesus said "if you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you if front of my Father". I love that one.
  • I believe in both. Why do the two have to be mutually exclusive?
  • Evolution vs. Creation don't have to be mutually exclusive. That said, I am an evolutionist. That is, until some better theory comes along. The idea of following science isn't to blindly believe in something that shows no tangible evidence therefore creationism is irrational. There is no evidence that some god or higher power created anything; and if he did he left no trace, that is no trace that can't be meaningfully explained by a scientific theory. Believing in creationism is an easy way out, one in which you say to yourself, I will ignore evidence and possible conclusions in favor of some out of the way explanation that has no way of verification save the appearance of a deity or his direct proof. Reason isn't the way of creationism, and if one thinks it is he hasn't thought about it sufficiently. Is someone to accept something without any evidence for it? That makes no reasonable sense. Anything one believes in must have some verifiable proof and the ability for replication of the process which resulted in that proof. Creationism has neither, and cannot have either unless the deity or "higher power" presents themself or their means. The basis of ones belief must be examined. If one believes in creationism as a result of the account provided in a holy book then one needs to examine the rest of the work, for if as Christianity, Islam, and Judaism contend, "God cannot lie" and that all scripture is either the word of God or is truth then one must verify every line. If there is a contradiction therein then one must attempt to make it harmonious with the rest of the work. Careful examination of the Bible (the only one I am familiar in a large degree with, therefore the only one worth mentioning) reveals that it is rife with contradictions and immorality. How can one accept a work that shows example of both of these grevious contradictions of reason?
  • I was thinkin about procreatin, but the doctor said it wouldn't be fair to the child.
  • Creation without a doubt!!
  • I lean more towards evolution. but i believe everything is possible, so maybe creation is possible.
  • Pro-creation leads to evolution.
  • Undecided. But, I can't help but notice that both groups have a lot of "extremists" so to speak, that claim that their "opinion", is a fact. "All" of it is interpretation of the evidence. All of it is refutable, and both sides have good arguments supporting their view in my opinion. To assert your opinion is one thing, but to claim that evolution or creationism is a fact, is nothing more than absolute ornery qualling toad-spotted bias.
  • As for the "why pick and choose?", well why not? For example, your married. Just because there are certain things you don't lie about your spouse does NOT mean you don't like your spouse. I think Jesus, if what the bible said about what he said is true, had some interesting ideas. He also had some I don't agree with. I don't think I'm transforming Jesus into anything really because I don't particularly care about him. I'm not christian and he's not a big part of my life. I think it is wise to distinguish what IS true in the bible versus what ISN'T true. Like I've said before it was writen by different people at different times. Accepting it completely or completely denying it just makes no sense when you live in a world of probabilities. Accepting or denying anything completely is being absolute about something. But like I've said, I really believe, as do most phycisists that our world is run on probability ad that to be absolute about anything is a mistake. That is was I was arguing that it is possible both evolution ad creationism COULD have worked together.
  • evolution ...its based on science and not fairystories
  • Evolution "is" creation. "In the beginning God began creating the heavens and the earth"..... (And He has not stopped creating!)
  • evolution ....plenty of science to back it
  • Evolution. There is too much evidence for it to be untrue imo. OFC that does not mean we were not created! It is quite possible that a god like being created the universe with a plan to go the way it is going now.
  • I believe both. I see evolution as being a tool that God could have used in the work of creation.
  • Creation, because I believe the Bible and thus I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ created man from the dust of the earth and woman from His ribs and that He created the world in 6 days. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • Evolution. Creationism doesn't make any sense, and Intelligent Design is "Creationism Lite." Evolution is scientifically verifiable, and logically makes more sense than someone creating a planet in 6 days. We can also observe Evolution in some bacteria, and we have found all sorts of traces of previous species and the like.
  • YES, to both, and any possible theories that explain this irrational existence. The concepts are NOT mutually exclusive nor do they negate each other. If you choose to ignore the logic of either, that's your perogative.
  • I don't have to believe in evolution- I understand it, so I know it is true. I do not believe in a creator, but it is important to note that evolution does not exclude the possibility of a creator.
  • Creation. I have studied Anthropology and I cannot see that Evolution works.
  • Evolution is only a theory, and I personally don't believe it conflicts with the Bible, and I haven't really formed an opinion whether I think evolution is true or not. I think some people refuse to believe that God can do things in a way that we wouldn't think he would. i.e.: one joke goes, A guy is drowning, and he tells three boats that pass him that he doesn't need to be rescued, and soon he drowns. He meets God in heaven and asks Him why He didn't save him. God replies "I sent you three boats". God shouldn't have to conform to our preconceived ideas. Creation and Evolution don't have to be conflicting, and I do believe in Creation all the way.
  • An acneyed question that has been asked and debated many times and can have no conclusion only confusion!
  • Magenta, I respect the right of everyone to believe as they wish when it comes to religion. I have explained this point of view many a time. Those that are open minded may change their opinions, those that are not won't. If a person does not want to be open minded about this, then that is their business.
  • Both. Most Christians do not take the stories of creation in the Bible literally. Catholics believe the book of Genesis tells religious truth and not necessarily historical fact. One of the religious truths is that God created everything and declared all was good. Catholics can believe in the theories of the big bang or evolution or both or neither. On August 12, 1950 Pope Pius XII said in his encyclical Humani generis: The Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions, on the part of men experienced in both fields, take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter - for the Catholic faith obliges us to hold that souls are immediately created by God. Here is the complete encyclical: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xii/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xii_enc_12081950_humani-generis_en.html The Church supports science in the discovery of God's creation. At this time, the theories of the big bang and evolution are the most logical scientific explanations. However tomorrow someone may come up with better ideas. As long as we believe that God started the whole thing, both the Bible and modern science can live in harmony. With love in Christ.
  • Not "believe in", but I accept evolution as the best theory for explaining the observed facts. I don't "believe in" creationism at all as it does nothing to explain the observed facts, and often flies in the face of them. Evolution has absolutely nothing to do with comsmology and the big bang either - it is concerned only with the current diversity of life and how it progressed from the what life was here originally. Abiogenesis concerns itself with how life actually got started.
  • I was educated by Nuns... Eight years and won a scholarship to a Catholic high school (I refused!). I was taught both Creation and Evolution and never saw the two to be in conflict.
  • ahh! i dont know! what/who created anything! and what/who created them, and so forth (or baketh?? is that a word!!?!) its so confusing, and aparently the uneverses are expanding - but into what!!! i HATE this topic, and its a question that'll never be answered - hopefully lol
  • Science only studies what is material and what we experience as humans,and is based on studies. With God who can truly say,for no one can truly know.Scriptures are man made and interpreted by man. As humans we have limited thinking and cannot perceive such an entity.
  • Evolution. I don't understand how anyone can take biblical creation literally.
  • I want to say Evolution,but, why has no evidence of it ever been found?
  • I believe in evolution.
  • Evolution.
  • it doesn;t matter to me, we're hear now whether we were created or we evolved. we need to stop trying to figure out where we came from and figure out where we are going
  • This goes back to my theory on the big bang. I don't believe our idea of time and God's idea of time are the same. To him it could have been a couple of days to us several billion years. It's irrelavent anyway we all will believe what we are comfortable believing.
  • I believe Creation. I have studied Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Sociology and Theology, so I am not an idiot. I have listened to the fors and againsts (including an agnostic PhD in Science who did not believe in evolution) and I think the THEORY has a lot of holes and inconsistencies. THat is why it will remain a THEORY. I have argued this before and ask please that we don't begin another stouch.
  • Creation. Read the first three chapters of Genesis, and then take a look around you. Are you not glad that God gave you life?
  • Evolution. We use the theory of evolution to advance our knowledge of many things, like plant hybridization or the human genom project. It explains many observations. Creation is not even a hypothysis. It is wishful thinking at best and is not a tool to advance knowledge. Critique the theory all you want. Real scientists do as they improve and adjust the theory. But it is a useful theory and that is how a theory is proven. I challenge any creationist to tell me where the notion of creation has advanced science.
  • Honestly, creation makes more sense to me.
  • ANd you jsut said we evolved form gorillas. it's pretty much the same.

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