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I wrote a hub about evolution which explains why Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design are not science (although they pretend to be). I can't decide which is the better title picture--the one currently on top (Man) or the second one (Ape). I keep switching them. I'm looking for something that will have impact on facebook.
I'd like to know which you think will work better and why. Thanks.
https://hubpages.com/religion-philosoph … olution-Is
I disagree with your premise...
Just because you don't beleve in a creator does not mean creationism is not possible or not science.
I will give you one plausible explanation even though I don't think it is how we came about. Just throwing it out there as one possible event.
Suppose a more advanced cilvilization from another star system came to earth and discovered some primative life and decided to use genetic engineering (DNA gene splicing) to combine their DNA with the local primative species to create homo sapiens?
What would you call it? Isn't it science that created a new species?
This is exactly what Intelligent Design is proposing. It is stating that one possible way for mondern humans to exist is not by evolution as Darwin claimed but by some higher power with advanced knowledge. That is one way to explain the short time it took modern man to appear on the scene. Evolution alone cannot explain the rapid progress...
My question was about which picture was most effective.
I'm sorry, I can't resist... I'm pretty sure that we have all determined that the ape pic is best, ha! I know you are an Intelligent Design person Jack. I think we have brushed this subject, before.
Here's another possibility: Our world is far older than our sciences have determined; and ALL life on this planet has gone through phases of evolution - and sometimes those phases were 'growth spurts' due to whatever was happening on the planet. For instance, ions of 'peace' probably brought slow evolution but allowed for larger populations (which has an effect on evolution, itself); while more extreme catastrophies probably sped things up for a while (and sometimes caused evolution to take radical 'left turns' - such as if radiation became involved, etc).
I'm on your side with the concept of 'God' creating things (in my definition, not the tradition Christian one)... But 'the Kingdom of God' has been a gradually-developing thing that has no end to it. I've dug into most of these alien theories because I don't have a typical opinion of God. I understand that humans seemed to have changed rapidly in fairly-recent millenias; but also LOOK at ALL the different kinds of homosapiens that we have unearthed (and how many of them have streaks of DNA within our own DNA).
This planet has been through phase after phase with growth spurts and catastrophies that allow for 'creation' to be improved upon.
Aliens exist - there is so much 'likely-evidence', its ridiculous. But why are they so skiddish when it comes to interacting with us? If they are technologically advanced, they should have been able to 'take us over' LONG by now. (I know some people think they have already done so, ha! Demons are now considered to be aliens in some religious circles.)
Humans & Aliens (and demons, for that matter) can only exist within our streams of consciousness when we accidentally slip into their vibrational frequencies - something that is almost impossible to do on a worldwide scale. (Vibration = emotion or 'energy in motion'; and each civilization within God's Universe has its own frequencies.) It would be very difficult for us to coordinate a majority of our human collective consciousness to focus on an unknown alien frequency to interact with them on a global scale. That means that while humans CAN have 'alien experiences' on an individual or even a 'group' level; there will be no major 'first contact' with them - and no big, scary invasions.
Maybe since they can - in a limited way - interact with our world, they tinkered with the human genome. It would probably be silly to completely rule that out. But it is far more likely that they are just as much a part of 'source consciousness' as we are with not nearly as much interacting with humans as some of us would like to give them credit for. They have their own dimensions of reality; and their own lives to lead within those dimensions.
Our world is essentially a playground for BOTH 'good' & 'evil' - it was created for that purpose. Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." God is 'pure positive energy' and LIGHT. You can't create light without creating darkness; and there is no source for darkness - only the absense of light. God created places like Earth and our Universe specifically so that 'the dark' could exist WITH light.
And that is the choice we make every day... are we choosing darkness or light in any given moment? It doesn't matter what choice we make (there is no such thing as 'sin' that God holds against us); because personal perspective is part of a human soul's ever-expanding personal identity. We experience life complete with the consequences and/or rewards based on the decisions we make. We are human bodies born with a slice of the eternal consciousness of God - as an extention of himself/herself to experience a physical existence. Life is an experience for spiritual beings (US!) in both personal & collective creation - and that is all it is meant to be.
God intended a much more peacful existence for us on this planet from the beginning - and doesn't consider 'death' (we never actually die) to be the tragedy that it is from our human perspective. Its amazing how we humans distort things and even kill each other over them. Its okay (if not MADDENING sometimes), the contrast is part of helping us to 'become' in this world - even things like Trump, LoL! It is impossible for God to hate ANY part of his own creation. We're not quite there, yet - and perhaps never will be. That isn't our purpose.
Our purpose *drum roll* is simply to HAVE FUN - and we will consider even our BIGGEST most ugly 'sins' to be EQUAL to our joys in importance when we die and re-emerge into 'all that we have expanded into & become' in this life.
Sorry this got so long - this was so much more fun to explain than fighting about Trump, LoL! If you want way more details - check out my 1st spotlight hub.
Mifit Chick: I think you got caught in the troll trap. I liked your response, but you should never feed the trolls. I'm going to read your hub because I liked your response here, but not today. I worked in the yard yesterday and today I am having the worse hay fever attack and can hardly see straight.
I just thought of this and it made me giggle out loud... What if there are little alien children running to their mothers, crying "A human just abjucted me and terrified me!" It very well could be something that goes both ways, ha!
That hub is something to read in pieces, anyway. There is so much information compacted into it. I am sparsing it into a blog for easier reading - but dang I hate the process of doing it, so I am moving way too slowly on it. Its coming soon - I keep saying that.
That is very good. I agree that there are many possibilities...
One reason the aliens may not want to interact with us is the "prime directive" ala Star Trek.
They don't want to interfere with our natural development...
That is not to say some aliens won't as some have claimed by Zacharia Sitchin that the Annanuki came here looking to mine gold and they needed workers which lead to the creation of humans from animals...
His book the 12th planet was very popular among pop culture but were canned by scientists at the time. Guess what, now NASA is searching for the existence of the 12th planet with an elongate orbit just as Sitchin claimed...
The ape pic by a mile.
It catches the eye better. I personally don't like the other photo as it looks amateurish and doesn't stand out as much. Also, the ape photo is probably a better fit to come first, given the title of your hub.
You have actually got a couple of articles like this that I have got bookmarked and been meaning to get to, ha! In my opinion, I think the chimp photo is more graphically-appealing for the top one; but both photos kind of give away your opinion about evolution at the beginning. Perhaps remove one of the photos and replace the top one with a more generic one to start with? I'm not sure it matters that much to make a big deal out of it; but I can certainly understand getting hung-up on 'which photo' to use at the top, ha!
Thank you for your advice. I took your suggestions and changed the picture. Yesterday HP moved it to a niche site. I plan to leave everything as it is now. I'm going to see if I can remove this whole discussion now since the isue has been decided.
If you write to firstname.lastname@example.org, they will delete the discussion for you. I did the same once.
Happy to hear the article was moved, it was interesting and well written.
I think the ape picture is more likely to catch the eye.
Its just that its obvious that you don't even read stuff before you respond - you just already know everything. Thus, the 'troll' reference. You're just here to be obtuse, not discuss or debate topics.
I apologize for that.
Did not mean to be trolling...
Life is too short.
I am juggling many things at the moment.
Will be more careful in reading before posting in the future. Thanks for the feedback.
I am not an egotist like Trump.
I know many things but I don't claim to have all the answers. If I come across that way on HubPages, it is not intentional.just that I encoutered too many here that don't get it and repeat the same talking points they hear on TV...
I like the picture you used. The one of the Ape with the thought bubbles. I feel the other is too wishy washy and doesn't impact as the one you chose intially.
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