Evolution did the best it could, God was supposed to do it perfectly.
Evolution versus God or 'Intelligent Design'
Evolution did the best it could with the ingredients available. God was supposed to have created it all out of nothing and get it perfect the first time. This argument alone is sufficient evidence for evolution as it is quite obvious that God did not get it perfect the first time. If he had gotten it perfect, there would have been no reason at all to destroy his own creation (via the flood).
Evolution covers billions and billions of years and is still going on today. In fact, evolution will never end.
God took six days and after a short rest, then proceeded to find fault with everything he created and tried to destroy the world he made. Finally, after much grief, wars and arguments over just who and what God is, he gave up and told his son to fix it (according to Christianity) (according to Mohammed in the Muslim religion) (according to various other deities in hundreds of other religions).
If man came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?
If Hispanic Americans came from Spain, why are there still Spaniards?
Same argument, same answer!
All creatures (and everything else) on earth came from some base enzymes and atoms and DNA molecules, and proteins and thousands of other crazy configurations of things known and still unknown. We are not made of just one kind of element or energy. Billions and billions of combinations were tried and ether kept or discarded. Evolution was a piece of this and a piece of that. If the pieces fit or worked, the entity kept those pieces. If it didn't work or fit, the entity discarded those pieces and tried others. This took an unimaginable amount of what we call "time".
The universe didn't measure things in time. Humans do that. Rocks and trees and insects and dinosaurs and pretty much everything else do not use a clock or calendar to measure time. The universe itself has no age. It has always existed, it exists now, and it will always exist. Evolution is the assembly and disassembly of all the atoms in the universe in constant motion.
So man did NOT come from apes! And there is no "missing link". Everything that exists now came from the assembly and disassembly of all of the parts and pieces of the universe. In other words, the universe has EVOLVED to its present state.
Like some kind of incredibly immense jig-saw puzzle, the pieces were fit together or tried somewhere else. This happened because of physics and everything in the universe being in motion. Energy was also part of the mix.
Evolution Explained in Plain English
- The Earth is over 3.6 BILLION years old. Proven by geologists.
- Cellular life has been around for at least half of that period.
- Organized multi-cellular life is at least 800 million years old.
- There were no birds or mammals 250 million years ago – no bird or mammal fossils have been discovered in strata older than that.
- There used to be dinosaurs and Pithecanthropus, and there are none now. They have disassembled into other forms.
- We ALL came from previous life forms (mothers). At some common point in time, ‘Mothers’ were single-celled and then multi-celled.
- The Earth is spherical (not flat as was once believed)
- The Earth rotates and has energy.
- Our planets revolve around the Sun, not the other way around as was also once believed.
- All living organisms present on earth today have arisen from earlier forms in the course of earth's long history - supported by scientific, repeatable observations.
Lots of elements and energy
Proving Evolution is a Fact. or Where did we all COME from?
Localized evolution is a proven scientific fact. Humans used to have tails. Dinosaurs evolved and then died out. Billions of species have assembled and then re-assembled or fell apart as their environment changed. Skin cells adapted to light or lack of light. External appearance changed over time. Internal systems developed. Some animals are still combinations of mammal and reptile.
There is no reason to believe evolution happens only in restricted areas. Indeed, evolution happens throughout the entire universe.
If an adaptation works or fits, the entity keeps it in a DNA code. If an adaptation or mutation doesn't work or fit, the DNA code discards it (because it doesn't fit). Sometimes this takes a very short amount of time and sometimes it takes an enormous amount of time.
Scientists today have the capability of using DNA code to enhance plants and animals. They can physically splice together strands of DNA to enhance or improve the code and therefore enhance the plant or animal. It's not even that difficult. We just had to learn to do ourselves what the universe has been doing for eternity.
The fastest and most helpful medical treatments today are now being developed by DNA manipulation. Does this make us Gods? No, DNA is only a tool. The universe is the source of all evolution. The universe used atoms and energy to assemble and dis-assemble all of the things we know today. In a few billion of our "years", the universe will have changed everything around again. Evolution never stops. New atoms and codes and energy coalesce, then die or dis-assemble and become part of another entity.
Primordial Soup and Fossils
What do you believe?
Which of the following best describes the evolution of the universe?
© 2012 Lela