Botnst - 9/20/2005 11:48 PM
Gert123456 - 9/20/2005 11:28 PM
The problem with evoltionists and their THEORY is this:
According to science philosophy, a scientific theory becomes a scientific law when it is proved repeatedly under various different circumstances.
The one certain thing in science is that it doesn't claim certitude, it claims reliability.
For example, Aristotlean natural laws worked great until man had devised measurement methods capable of calling those laws into question. Newton offered the new paradigm that finally buried Aristotlean laws. But in the real world of most non-mechanical things, Aristotle still works just fine. But when you become mechanical, call Newton.
Newton's three laws worked for hundreds of years. the world was convinced that newtonian mechancis would ultimated describe the universe. Those laws worked just fine for all things mechanical. Nearly everything in our present world is devised because of Newtonian mechanics. That is, until you get to the verrry small or the verrry large or the verrry fast. Then Newton fails, creating paradoxes that can only be addresed through Einsteins Laws.
Einsteins Laws work great until you get to the ittiest, bittiest and most extremely energetic, then you have to drop Albert and pick up....nobody knows.....yet.
In other words, every thing, every construct, every theory, every 'law' of science is open for challenge and destruction or re-affirmation. That is the whole point of the scientific method--to challenge the known and search the unknown. The point of science is NOT to maintain the status quo, to defend the faith. It is to challenge the current paradigm and in so doing, reaffirm or reject it.
Belief in God is not antithetical to science, unless your belief in God makes it so. Pursuit of science is not negation of God, it is explanation of the previously unknown or clarification of what was previously poorly understood.
Evolution is most likely true in most of its details. The proof is nearly self-evident, if one has the patience to understand the proof. If you are intersted, I suggest you read a deeply religious, Christian man and scientists view of science. Look for Tielhard de Chardin in your library. Or Jean Paul, Pope of Rome, who opined in one of his last encyclicals that there was no conflict between evolution and Creation.