s God only a “First Cause” who used evolution as His method of creation? Recently, the pope in Rome gave credence to the Darwinian theory of evolution, indicating that, so long as evolution did not leave God out of the picture, it might be true. Such a belief is “theistic evolution,” or the assumption that
evolution really happened, but that God somehow guided it. Did God use green slime, or brown scum, or algae, or amoeba, or viruses and bacteria, or polka-dotted air bubbles in the sea, or cracks in rocks, or extreme heat, or extreme cold, or a chance strike of lightning in a primordial soup of methane and ammonia to create life on earth?
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You cannot debate evolution without having an actual understanding of how evolution actually works.
What is described as “evolutionist theory” in this book is not the actual theory, but a simplified, dumbed down version of it from the perspective of someone who disagrees with it. This is a fundamental flaw in the logic of this article and renders the whole thing obsolete.
Evolution is not “one day some fish decided to have lungs.” Evolution is instead that throughout millions of years, small, spontaneous mutations caused lungs to develop in some fish, helping those fish to outlast their less developed cousins when conditions became difficult. They are random mutations, and do not always help the creatures—but when they hinder them, such as a fish being born without lungs OR gills, the fish dies instead of reproducing and spreading these genes.
We can even see this mutation in humans, though it may not be immediately apparent as to change the overall appearance of a creature takes thousands or millions of years. People are “evolving” to have worse eyesight, because now that we have glasses, people born with the mutation of poor eyesight survive and have children with poor eyesight.
In nature, useful survival traits of creatures evolved over time through sheer luck.
Or perhaps, an act of God.