Exactly. The common misconception is that evolution (if I can steal an idea from a comic I saw the other day) is a step ladder with humans on the top rung, and monkeys, birds, lizards, fish, bugs on along the lower steps. This is incorrect. Evolution is not goal oriented. It's not a ladder, it's a tree. We all came from the same little acorn, but some branches broke apart and grew in opposite directions.
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From: charles pervo <[address removed]>
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Sent: Friday, August 10,[masked]:54:11 AM
Subject: Re: [humanism-174] Science and Theories
In neither "The origin of the Species" nor "The Descent of Man" did Charles state that humans evolved from apes: his hypothesis was that all primates have a common ancestor.
---- Maude <[address removed]> wrote:
> In a message dated 8/9/[masked]:25:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [address removed] writes:
> I may have misspoken the way that I stated that. I believe I was created by
> God, not spawned by chimps. I am not a science genius, but I do know that if
> a scientist proves something using the scientific method, it will not change
> my ideas on creationism. I guess, that's why they call it faith and not
> Ok, but I asked this question earlier and no one answered. Why is it not
> possible for you to have faith that God created you through the process of
> evolution, which can be shown as being valid in terms of what we now know about
> how we got here? Why does accepting the big bang as the origin of the universe
> and the evolution of species negate your belief that God created man? If God
> is a being that transcends time, well, he had an awful lot of it on his hands
> and how are you so sure he didn't choose evolution to create man? And why
> would that contradict your faith? I don't see how it contradicts faith to
> acknowledge evolution.
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