Monday, April 13, 2009
God made each animal after his kind.
DNA (to name just one) provides excellent support for the theory of evolution.
DNA only shows similarity in relationships but has not been proven to be linked in a lineage type fashion nor is there a mechanism that can support large changes such as pakicetids becoming a whale. It is still very much a hypothesis. The proof that is being imposed on the evidence is noting that a few things were tweaked here and there. However, there is no mechanism that can make these kinds of changes. No matter how much Steven and I went back and forth on this, he never produced an absolute example of such a thing or a reasonable explanation for the way things unfolded in the fossil record. There is no gradualism, which is why Stephen J. Gould came up with the term punctuated equilibrium. In addition, there are hundreds of examples where evolution supposedly repeats itself under totally different conditions. This was not supposed to happen. And last but not least, extinction is the norm, not creativity. 99% of all animals that have ever lived are extinct.
What RTB proposes is that God, being a good Engineer, reuses good designs. If, for example, ERVs work in the genome, then why not give it to other similar creatures that would need to fight off viruses. These were not implanted by viruses but were given by God to allow man and other mammals to fight off infection because they break the cycle within the virus.
To me, the atheist/evolutionists (definitely not all scientists) are like listening to a twisted lawyer present his case purposely leaving out details to support the conclusion and the whole of the courtroom believing it because they are sold out on the eloquent speech. In this case, it is because man likes to sin and he likes the idea that the Bible might not be true and God might not be real so that he can continue in his sin without eternal consequence. What a shocker to meet God face to face on the day of judgment.