Was Darwin Wrong?

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    Such is the title of an artical in the November "<i>National Geographic</i>". In that article they cite a phone survey in which 45% of US adults surveyed believe, despite the prponderance of evidence to the contrary, that "God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time in the last 10,000 years or so."

    I do believe the editors at Geographic got the title wrong. It should have read, "<i>Just how ignorant can Americans be?</i>"
     
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    ...uh...perhaps because, by preponderance of the evidence, creation/divine design is 'MORE' likely.. I thought you were supposed to be smart? Look 'honestly' at both theories. Try it.
     
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    That is a matter of opinion, D.
    If what you say is true (fact), wouldn't the "More likely" be reflected in the survey, 51% not 45%?

    Or are you agreeing with Bullys' statement, "I do believe the editors at Geographic got the title wrong". It should have read, "Just how ignorant can Americans be?"
     
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    The theory of evolution has un-denyable evidene supporting it. Couldn't God have created the Earth with the intentions of Man evolving out of it?
     
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    Not really - there is 'evidence' of micro-evolution...but very little evidence - scientific evidence of 'macro-evolution'...

    If God had simply 'started the process' he'd not have indicated he created man 'in his own image'.
     
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    opinion.
     
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    God's opinion? I'm relating 'scripture'.

    The entire case for EITHER boils down to 'opinion' too - the opinion of scientists fall in both camps. I happen to believe those who look at the evidence objectively, and conclude there is no other reasonable conclusion than things were 'made' - not just 'happened'.
     
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    If he knew for certain beforehand what the outcome would ultimately be, why not?
     
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    I could speculate... (shrug).


    However, looking at the hard evidence...hard complete evidence, not some 'from part of a tooth, we made this entire skelleton' evidence...Divine Design is simply more plausable. There have been numerous posts on the 'theory' on the forum. Unfortunately I'm not intellectually-equipped to debate the subject as well as it should be debated.
     
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    I consider the existence of retained genetic sequences across the spectrum of living things 'hard evidence' for Darwin's theories. To me the fact that a fruit fly has some of the exact same DNA segments as you, or I, or a plant, is about as clear as it gets.

    Creationists say it points to common design.
     

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