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Offline Mir Alihan

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Some challenging thoughts on evolution
« on: August 30, 2008, 03:22:14 PM »
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  Since Charles Darwin published his book The Origin of Species in 1859 the controversy it caused has continued unabated. The main protagonists are evolutionist science and religion. The issues involved in the debate were originally fairly clear cut. Religionists believe that God created everything in line with the teachings from the bible and that therefore the earth is only about 6 thousand years old. Evolutionist scientists believe that all life has evolved through random mutation over millions of years from a common root, with no need for a creator god.

With the continuing advances in archaeology, paleontology and biology it can be shown quite clearly that Darwin's theory of common descent is a fact; that genetic mutation over millions of years from a common root is responsible for the fantastic variety of life on earth.

So why, you might ask, is there a controversy at all?

Although religious creationists flatly refuse to accept the overwhelming scientific evidence for common descent, strangely, perhaps, the controversy is being heightened by findings from within science itself.

Although the advances in genetics can prove the common descent of all life, it is continually being discovered that life is fantastically more complex than Darwin could possibly have been aware of in his time. What is becoming apparent is that, although all life descended from a common root through genetic mutation, random mutation, which is the cornerstone of Darwinian evolution, cannot account for the complexity of life in the time available since the origin of the earth approximately 5 billion years ago.

To illustrate the problem facing evolutionists, cosmologist Professor Sir Fred Hoyle calculated the probability of creating the enzymes needed for a simple bacterium by random mutation. His answer was the figure 1 followed by 40,000 zeros. To put the implications of this huge figure into context, Hoyle said that it compares to the likelihood that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.

So where does this leave the debate?

It indicates that there must be 'something' driving genetic mutation, but that 'something' cannot be a random process. Religionists, of course, want to claim this driving force as God, but the descriptions of creation and the creator god of the bible are not tenable explanations.

However, the cutting edge of quantum physics has discovered a mysterious ‘transcendent realm’ beyond normal space-time which appears to be the source of our reality. Could this be the source of the God concept found in all religions and the driving force behind evolution?

Reality is stranger than you can imagine.
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Offline Rashid baloch

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Re: Some challenging thoughts on evolution
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 04:13:04 PM »
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