Like all the veggies good for certain things and the herbs that heal us? Wouldn't that be a strange coincidence? Is there some logic there I am overlooking or even some more things that evolved to meet our needs not coming to mind? Just seemed like a good Sunday question.
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How did what was here get here?
The notion that evolution has ripped along over the uninterrupted billions of years is inaccurate. There have been five mass extinctions. 96% of species died off in the Permian Extinction. The most recent happened 65 million years ago.
My mistake, retief2000. "Millions", then.
There are various theories as to how we are here, Jackie. A quick Google search should clear it up. Some people believe in the Big Bang, some choose to believe in a higher being.
I think we live in a world of powerful natural elements and systems all created with the Big Bang by a God who know what it is really all about, every jot and tiddle, from the alpha to the omega.
Jackie, evolution does not necessarily say that a god was not involved. As of yet, I don't think there's any proof of just how the universe began. No proof, including the theory that the God of the Bible created it. Feel free to provide solid proof.
There is good and evil in everything then you are saying?
There's no evil in nature. Evil comes with negative thinking, and plants can't think. We're the ones who depopulate countries with mass murder, ethnic cleansing, shoot down civilian planes etc
Evolution and survival have nothing to do with good and evil. The fruit analogy wasn't meant to be a biblical reference.
If you you mean we as in Americans I would beg to differ. We could use some shooting down right now if you ask me while our enemy soon to be here if not already are in easy reach. I am sure we will wish we had...honestly.
I really believe God will take care of Mr. Monsanto and though he is enjoying his seedless fruits now he has already tossed his forever seed in the lake of fire that will indeed be the forever he has been looking for. Just my opinion though.
MizBejabbers, interesting answer indeed. I'm compelled to point out, however, that regarding the "help along the way" which you mentioned, the burden of proof is on you to prove it...not vice-versa.
There's still some doubt about whether GM foods don't carry some form of cancer due to the 'forced' nature of their development. It might be easy to sell their use to 3rd World countries with starving populations, the rest of us need persuading
Robert the Bruce, I don't have to prove anything. I just throw the stuff out there and readers can accept or reject them at will. But can you come up with the missing link to prove it wrong?
MizBejabbers...what do you mean by "missing link?"
I believe the last train will be leaving in the not too distant future & we will then know what is proven. I think I have heard lately even scientists are having a second look at a book that's written out the play of all & we see it coming tr
Not fact, theory, but a sound one. I think Darwin still needs testing, his theory is not "General Relativity" after all. Evolution does not preclude God. We live in an amazing, productive, powerful, fecund world.
If you want to believe in a god, be my guest by all means. Man interpreted God in his own image. What did gods look like who preceded this one - like Odin, Woden, Buddha? Or are we meant to flounder in ignorance as we did before the Age of Reason?
Jackie, would you care to provide some proof for what you suggested in your comment? About scientists looking at the Bible? A link would suffice.
http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-scientists.... http://home.earthlink.net/~almoritz/scientist-beli... http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/sciencefa... http://www.christianpost.com/news/survey-one-third...
All these links seem to be from Christian websites...do you have any examples from actual scientists?
I know what I believe personally; I am just curious to see how people think all these things to benefit the evolved got evolved!
I am open as to how we began (like 'the chicken or the egg'), and then I believe that all of life went through evolution, extinction, evolution, extinction...
Jackie, your disbelief in evolution is not based on factual evidence, but rather your belief in a literal interpretation of the Bible, I presume. That's your choice. Some choose to believe in evidence and wait for the rest to be discovered.
...and you have evidence of your religion?
Religion? I did not claim to be part of any religion. I thought this was a science question?
Jackie, I believe that man & animals have evolved, and besides on their own certain plants have had help evolving in the labs by scientists. Even animals have been cross-bred in labs.
Yes He is.
Your beliefs are your right. I defend that. However, you must see that many people require evidence to be convinced of something, rather than believing things on faith without evidence.
Christian have the Holy Spirit and that is our proof to us and we don't care whether you believe we are or not. You can't find a better book to go by than ours. We don't hate you for not believing; that is your choice. We will even pray for you.
Thanks. I'm not offended by that. I guess I'm just tired of Christians trying to base their beliefs on science and evidence. If they just admit that they believe by faith, then that's fine. Trying to twist facts to support the Bible is different.