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"Macroevolution" can be broadly defined as the evolution of new body parts or as the "common descent" of organisms from an ancestoral organism.
Theodore wrote:Why? A knowledge of evolution is not necessary for understanding basic science. Given, I think evolution is something you need to learn about, since creation vs evolution is a major issue, but it's a whole separate topic and shouldn't (in my opinion) just be mixed in helter-skelter. It just confuses things if you have to go off on a tangent every time you're trying to study chemistry, biology, anatomy, etc.
Theodore wrote: The history of evolution is full of minterpretation and outright fraud.
At least creationists are honest enough to admit they can't prove creation.
WishboneDawn wrote:I've met people who claim there is absolute proof and many who claim there's more proof for creationism then for evolution. In general I've found creationists to be great people but poorly informed about science, deliberately ignorant about scientific method and the scientific theory and completely uncritical of anything advanced in the name of creationism. Maybe not dishonest, but certainly naive.
IMO, it takes much greater faith to believe macroevolution than it does to believe creationism. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Whether or not you want to acknowledge it, anyone who believes evol. is operating in faith. So, we are not so different in that respect. Resorting to personal attacks never accomplishes anything.
bobbinsx5 wrote:IMO, it takes much greater faith to believe macroevolution than it does to believe creationism. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Whether or not you want to acknowledge it, anyone who believes evol. is operating in faith.
Creationists always claim that there isn't any evidence for evolution. There is LOADS of evidence from many different disciplines. Y'all just chose to believe the bogus attacks on the evidence instead of believing in or understanding the real science behind it.
Those who claim that Christians can't believe in evolution should consult The Clergy Letter project - it contains 10, 725 signatures of clergy members who see no conflict between evolution and Christianity
Creationists are rather like the folks who thought that Gallileo's evidence supporting the sun as the center of the solar system was contrary to the Bible, because surely God would have put his creations at the center of the solar system and that solar system at the center of the galaxy (which it isn't).