Destroyer wrote:Well, like I said, I don't know all the complexities on the evolution subject.
You don't need to know all the complexities to have a firm grasp on what evolution truly is
I'm not faulting you here for not being an expert. I'm faulting you here because you're deliberately ignoring the evidence because you think it conflicts with your religious beliefs, which is one of my criticisms on religion as a whole.
In my biology books it always said that (in simplified terms) that humans were evolved forms of apes. That's what I've read in the past.
And to paraphrase, you don't believe this because it wasn't written in the Bible. That's not a very logical thing to do. It's like rejecting modern medicine because none of the medicine books written back in the days of Jesus Christ mention it.
Would you like to know what else the Bible didn't mention? The Theory of Gravity, the Human Genome, the Laws of Thermodynamics, the General Theory of Relativity, the Special Theory of Relativity, Microbiology, Theory of Circulation, Quantum Mechanics, the Speed of Light, the Periodic Table...
Everything I just mentioned above are scientific theories
. I'm sure you and scores of other Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and other people of religious faith, believe in them. If you're going to reject Evolution because it's just a "theory", you should stop believing in gravity and everything else on that list. Oh, and you should stop believing in God, because that too is just a "theory" (more like a flawed hypothesis). The only difference between the Theory of Evolution and the Hypothesis of God is one has overwhelming evidence in its favor and the other doesn't.
For the record, I believe in God; however, I don't believe in the God of the Bible or the God in any other religious texts I've read. What I believe I know I can't currently prove. The difference is if what I believe has been debunked by overwhelming scientific evidence, I'll happily find something new to believe in instead of blindfolding myself from the truth.
And yes, I think the fact that God made the first humans sounds more logical than a cell mysteriously appearing out of nothing, (out of nothing) then being able to reproduce just automatically.
Oh, I agree. I think it's ludicrous to believe life appeared out of nothing. I think it's ludicrous to believe cells came from nothing. Science doesn't think that either. So I don't see why you're rejecting evolution over this, since evolution doesn't make that claim.
And then somehow over billions of years, it forms complex things the human brain? It just doesn't sound logical.
You did this in 9 months before you were born. You did this in 9 months only because it took our ancestors and life itself billions of years to accomplish. It did this through evolution.
If you disagree, please explain why with evidence.