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Mankind’s fall meant he lost his connection to his creator. More importantly though we lost our identity and ever since we have been on a quest to find out who we really are? Along the way we have made some pit stops into rocky (barren, unfruitful) terrain. If we accept evolution, then we might as well throw out the teachings of the Bible. Evolution is far removed from the principles and ideas laid out in the Bible, in fact they are diametrically opposed to one another. A basic definition of evolution is the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms or the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. If we can examine some of the more prevalent ideas of the theory we can come to our own conclusions.

Evolution in essence studies the science of change. Its premise is that all things evolve, that change is pervasive in the universe. Evolution is a theory, it hasn’t fully addressed concretely the evidence it presents. New studies and ideas are constantly cropping up in scientific literature. “Most scientists who study the structures and evolution of the universe agree that the Genesis account of creation in imagining an initial void, may be uncannily close to the truth” (Time, December 1976).The Bible written thousands of years ago unequivocally states that every animal brings forth after its own kind, evolution basics say the opposite. Man is not just another type of animal the Bible teaches that mans divine mandate is to “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:28).Evolution theory occupies a wide field of scientific research and within its community there are differing views. “Mosts scientist are unable to arrive at a specific definition of biological evolution. “Biological evolution is… change in the properties of populations of organisms (you and me) that [happen during] the lifetime of a single individual. The changes in populations that are considered evolutionary are those that are inheritable via the genetic material from one generation to the next” ( Douglas J. Futuyma in Evolutionary Biology, Sinauer Associates 1986).

 

When biologists determine evolution has occurred they are referring to change in the gene pool (change in the genes of a population).Many of us have thought that the change would be more basic, something that could be measured in our individual bodies in our lifetime. It’s much more subtle though according to evolutionary progenitors. While some may argue that the Biblical account of creation presents some unique challenges. We can agree that the issue of mans origin cannot be definitely concluded from just observation alone. Everything we know up to this point must be put together if we are looking too get the big picture. Ultimately our dilemma will only be solved if we look to a source higher than ourselves. To do that another facet of our makeup must be activated and that is our belief system.

 

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