Originally posted by Suzianne
Not according to the vast majority of Christians in America.
And before some grognard tries to tell me that not everyone on this forum or even in the world is Christian or some other non sequitur, that's not my point.
My point is that most Christians DO tend to blow off evolution as some sort of fairy tale, while most atheists blow off creation as som ...[text shortened]... y tale.
Evolution is just another kind of creation. I'm convinced people just like to argue.
Why do Christians INSIST evolution is some other creation tale? It is DECIDEDLY NOT about creation.
Christians, creationsist INSIST on clumping evolution with creation and the creation of the universe. You should know full well the scientific discipline of evolution is NOT about creation, it is about the changes that happen to life AFTER life has already started by whatever means it got here.
Life origins is another discipline altogether, they could basically care less what happens to life forms after it starts, they want to know if life could start from mud and lightning or some such variation and you know good and well the Miller experiments showing the generation of complex molecules from a contained spark in a bottle with basic components.
And of course that is not the complete picture but you have to know science in general is still in kindergarten so you are like chiding an 8 year old child for not knowing astrophysics on a phd level.
And the origin of the entire universe is yet another science discipline.
They could give a rats ass about life forms and evolution and all that, they want to know how it all happened, the entire universe. Like I said, we are in kindergarten in many sciences so cut them some slack when you dis all those sciences. Just believe what you will without casting aspersions on men of science because they can't answer the big questions just yet. Come back in a few hundred years and things will be a lot more mature in science, especially the big questions science. Right now you are bitching at 7 year olds for not knowing.
You may find it comforting there is a biblical answer to just about everything and hey, go with it if it makes you feel more secure.
I don't need that particular security blanket myself but whatever floats your boat.
Just don't put down whole sciences for not knowing the big questions just yet.
We haven't even been able so far to connect relativity and quantum mechanics and untill we do we will be in the dark as to what goes in, say in the bottom of a black hole. Some theorize our whole universe is what a white hole is, that a black hole in a parent universe pokes a hole in OUR dimension and spills its guts to form what we see as the big bang. And of course that is just another of many hypothesis and you can poo poo it all you want and many scientists do but till we master combining relativity with quantum mechanics those questions will remain in the hypothesis closet. And we know it.
So cut them some slack. They are, after all, only human.