Originally Posted by genifer
Purplesage I say the same thing. Two people looking at the same evidence and seeing two completely different things. The geologic column, for example, looks to me like rock layers laid down by a major catastrophic worldwide flood. But a secular scientist or the average joe on the street sees evolution. I dont believe evolution in the sense that one creature evolves into something completely different. I never have altho I did struggle with the 'millions of years' stuff we're force fed in mainstream media and education. I dont anymore tho. I dont believe we can be certain that the earth IS millions of years old and the universe billions of years old. I dont believe there is evidence to support it, or I dont see it. Yet I look at the same evidence everyone else does. I dont believe the human race or any other creature started off as single celled organisms in a primordial ooze. I dont even believe in the big bang as secular scientists would have us believe it. I do believe it happened exactly the way Genesis says it did.
Without Genesis to guide you, though, what would you believe? You do see that a belief in the literal Bible is shading how you interpret things, and you're making everything you see fit the beliefs that you already hold, beliefs that the scientific proof does not corroborate unless you hold those beliefs
. So if you could not point to Genesis as the foundation of how you see science, what would you see?
What I feel I'm doing, however, is not exactly the same. I don't believe in the creation myths from my religion as the literal truth, so I don't have to try to make scientific evidence fit my worldview. Science, instead, gives new life and perspective to the myths - myths that were never meant to be taken literally in the first place.
|There are LOTS of them. I even found a muslim site that denies evolultion. I didnt look at it in depth but they were definately ID and there are jewish ID'ers, people from all over the spectrum who are believe in Intellegent Design. Even agnostics who will say that life as we know it couldnt have come from nothing and that an intellegent designer had to be involved. Im not one of them. I do believe the Genesis account of creation is 100% accurate and a literal account of how things went down.
I don't think the Universe came from nothing, either, and I don't think life as we know it came from nothing. It's just that I don't see evolution as being opposed to the belief that the Universe and Life came from something.
What I want to know is if there are people in the ID community who are expressing ID ideas that are not shaded by or based upon a belief in monotheistic creationism. What does that
science look like?
I don't want to see science being made to fit a predetermined belief system, in other words.