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Himself and I have been having an interesting, on-going conversation lately. It was sparked by a "Big Bang Theory" Season 2 episode (the one where Sheldon finds out his North Pole expedition experiment was tampered with, so he quits and runs home to Mommy, who is a parody of an East Texas Bible-banging Fundamentalist.)

Anyway....Himself wanted to know what *I* thought about evolution. I asked why. He said that evolution made sense, but he wasn't sure how it fit with the Bible. So.....

Go back to the very beginning. WHAT started the whole universe? Scientists say the big bang. OK...what caused the bang? Scientists don't know - they have all sorts of "out there" theories, but nothing that really makes sense.

So. What IF the big bang was started by God saying the Word? Well...that would work - but you have to accept that there IS a God. Right - but think about it. Do you think that a human eyeball - which is a VERY complex organ - could have just "magically" appeared - by random mutation; and could those random mutations have happened often enough to become non-random? That's kind of implausible - NOT impossible, I didn't say that! - just implausible.

But what about evolution? You either believe in Creation, or you believe in Evolution, right? Well....what IF God created everything (and I'm not going into how long it took Him - because, frankly, it doesn't matter to ME if it was 6 24-hour days, or if it was 6 million-year days. He did it, and THAT'S what matters. HE is God, and could easily have done it in 6 24-hour days.), then sort of stepped back and let evolution commence? I mean, I've SEEN evolution in action in my horse-breeding days. (Call it what you will - selective breeding, even if human-caused, is STILL evolution in an encapsulated form.)

We've been continuing this conversation for over a week now, off and on. I started thinking about it again last night when I got a new Homeschool catalogue.......I don't know WHY chrischun scientific folk are so het up over Creationism vs. Evolution - because, really, IF you truly believe, it ALL works. And doesn't invalidate the Bible at all. (And this is a WHOLE 'nother discussion...why do chrischun scientific folk so "in your face"? Because...you can make your point without pontificating and preaching to your audience - in fact, all the hot air turns *me* off. I like the Apologia Science books (the upper grades, anyway) because, while Dr. Wile IS chrischun, he gives a relatively balanced view of Science. His beliefs aren't imposed on you on every page (although he does insert them a bit....but he's not rabid against evolution; he presents a slightly-more-than-usual rational view.), and he's obviously a "real" scientist. The lower elementary books, however...:sigh: I don't need to be reminded of God's Glory in Every. Single. Paragraph. Especially not in an Astronomy book. (Although the Botany book is WORSE. :bigger sigh: The author's views actually detracted from the Science.....NOT a good thing.)

Anyway, it's been interesting. And it was all sparked from a silly sit-com! :lol:

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Date:July 3rd, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)

aNNa says:

We were just talking about this - Brian and I - in regards to Michigan and Italy. Out of all the shapes out there, why are Michigan and Italy shaped like hand and foot? It can't be random, it's Divine, which leads to the next question: what did He do that for?

If Italy is the home of Mystery Babylon, the new seat of the ancient Babylonian religion (as moved by Julius Caesar), evolved into Catholicism, and prophesied to be 'downtrodden' and destroyed in a mere matter of hours... then wouldn't it stand to reason that Michigan is 'in His hand', that it may be sheltered or protected or have a different destiny in prophecy? I don't know, but I can't help but wonder...

Which ties in with my last comment... you should really consider coming to Michigan. It was a balmy 77 last night as the sun was setting. Of course, we lost a rabbit to the heat when it hit 99 in the afternoon (we think a coon was after her food and pulled her cage over, which had a shade over it until she was upended. Her water bottle was also pulled off, and she was a black bunny... the heat got her. She was our last younger female, too, so we put Ruthie in with Moe... and it looks like we're gonna be expecting in a month.
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Date:July 3rd, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
There's no reason why God couldn't create an evolving universe. Makes perfect sense really. I sometimes think we're a high school science project. :D

There's a subset of people (some "chrischun" some "don't really care") who are very anti-science. Science is a work in progress, you start with a hypothesis, and attempt to disprove it -- and if you can't then it becomes the accepted theory. Until someone else comes along and disproves it and we start all over again. These people like stories, because they're more comfortable than hard facts and are less likely to be disproven than hard science.
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