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Creation and Evolution Riley+Abby Due October 4; 1 child; Toronto, Ontario 2366 posts
15th Apr '13

Before you jump in, please read over this.



I'm not looking to start a riot, that's not what I do when I start a debate. But this is something I study...a lot. And I'm looking for a challenge, because I think being challenged helps me along in what I myself believe.



Let's not turn this into a slug fest, though. Intelligent debate, here. No name calling, no bashing, etc. I've got some time to pass, and I'm hoping that somebody can challenge me on this!



Okay, so let's go. Just to get it started off, creation or evolution...which do you believe and why? I'm on the creation side, which I will obviously expand on as this thing gets rolling...

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
15th Apr '13

Both. I lean more toward Evolution, because at times I wonder if I believe in creation only as a reflex, something I've been taught. But science, now science can be proven. It fascinates me to no end.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
15th Apr '13

Evolution.

Riley+Abby Due October 4; 1 child; Toronto, Ontario 2366 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Both. I lean more toward Evolution, because at times I wonder if I believe in creation only as a reflex, something I've been taught. But science, now science can be proven. It fascinates me to no end."

I totally get that...It's something I wondered too, because it's what we're taught. It's so ingrained in us that it's the way it happened...I think I freaked out my parents when I started questioning creation, and whether or not evolution had a better scientific basis than creation did.

Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2401 posts
15th Apr '13

Both. Bear with me while I try to word this correctly.
I believe in evolution, but I also believe a higher power set it in motion.
Maybe that's still classified as creation?

♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4546 posts
15th Apr '13

I believe in evolution, we've evolved to adapt to the elements in which we live in. Which i believe with the way the world is going in the long run the human race has become weak bc of technology if by some chance everything we are used to come crashing down and us having to result in an old way doing things we the human race with probably die off. IMO if i sound crazy I'm sorry

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
15th Apr '13

I'm not exactly sure. I believe a little bit of both. I find myself believing science over what has been told to me, though.



And....in my mind, I don't understand how God could create a planet with all of these complex and diverse creatures....Just from...Magical powers, I guess? And...it ends there. If there was some all powerful God, why have there been no big powerful events since creating human beings...? But then again....Being a mother and allowing my body to create a human life......It's hard NOT to believe there is some other hand at work. Hard to explain and I'm running on no sleep so this may not make much sense. I tried!

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs.DamonSalvatore:" I believe in evolution, we've evolved to adapt to the elements in which we live in. Which i believe with ... [snip!] ... down and us having to result in an old way doing things we the human race with probably die off. IMO if i sound crazy I'm sorry"

idk, I think that we need to keep expanding our technology. This world won't last forever and if we don't find the technology to get us out into different parts of space to find another suitable planet, then we're going to be extinct and I don't like thinking of that possibility.

Riley+Abby Due October 4; 1 child; Toronto, Ontario 2366 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Primitive Mama:" Both. Bear with me while I try to word this correctly. I believe in evolution, but I also believe a higher power set it in motion. Maybe that's still classified as creation? "


I think I get what you're saying...



Maybe somebody who believes in evolution can explain this to me, because this is the one part of evolution that never, ever made sense to me, no matter how hard I tried to wrap my head around it.



You can't get something out of nothing, right? There has to be a starting point for everything. I can't grow a flower without a seed. So where did that "seed", that began the earth come from? Where is the starting point of evolution?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Colton's Butterfly:" I think I get what you're saying... Maybe somebody who believes in evolution can explain this to me, ... [snip!] ... a flower without a seed. So where did that "seed", that began the earth come from? Where is the starting point of evolution?"

I get this question running through my head too. Even if there was a big bang to start the Universe, what was already there to make it go Bang?

♡Makeup Addiction♡ 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Milwaukee, WI, United States 4546 posts
15th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colton's Butterfly:</b>" I think I get what you're saying... Maybe somebody who believes in evolution can explain this to me, ... [snip!] ... a flower without a seed. So where did that "seed", that began the earth come from? Where is the starting point of evolution?"</blockquote>




Big bang theory..idk, bacteria transforming and adapting, growing into something new..im exhausted and probably make no sense

Riley+Abby Due October 4; 1 child; Toronto, Ontario 2366 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" I get this question running through my head too. Even if there was a big bang to start the Universe, what was already there to make it go Bang?"

Exactly! Saying that there is a God that can create something out of nothing...It's not the easiest thing to wrap your head around, but how is it harder to wrap your head around than something being created out of nothing, without there being a creator?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Colton's Butterfly:" Exactly! Saying that there is a God that can create something out of nothing...It's not the easiest thing ... [snip!] ... but how is it harder to wrap your head around than something being created out of nothing, without there being a creator?"

Exactly. That's exactly why I can go back and forth with myself on this issue endlessly. Some of the basic rules apply to both and it makes it so hard to know which one is true.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
15th Apr '13

Evolution.
I don't believe in a higher being and since evolution happens around us daily on a smaller scale, I see no reason to deny that it happens on a much larger scale. Evolution isn't nature's snap of the finger. It takes many, many generations and years to get from point A to point B.



In the most basic of terms: It requires a genetic mutation to survive long enough to become proliferate and normal within a population. That can take CENTURIES to occur.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Colton's Butterfly:" I think I get what you're saying... Maybe somebody who believes in evolution can explain this to me, ... [snip!] ... a flower without a seed. So where did that "seed", that began the earth come from? Where is the starting point of evolution?"



The starting point of evolution is on a molecular level. We can't exist without molecules. If a planet has just the right amount of molecular compounds to sustain and create life, it will.