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Author Topic:   The Post-Noah's Flood Period is Explained by Evolution
Jenifer
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Message 1 of 3 (465802)
05-10-2008 6:12 PM


Please see Message 2 for a clarfication of the topic of discussion. --Admin
Now, I admit to being a rank amateur when it comes to this debate, but I've been aware of it my whole life. Whenever you see this in the news, it's always been an either/or debate, as if God's Creation couldn't evolve. Why have people made this assumption?
My ideas run this way, and you can agree or disagree. I'd like to hear both sides of the argument, frankly.
First know that I take the Bible quite literally, unless the passage states specifically that it is speaking in metaphor. So I believe that God created the world by His will alone. God, therefore, wrote the rules that nature abides by. Those rules include evolution! If nature, which has no will of its own, can change itself, it can only do so because God allowed it to do so. The changes have been documented. They have occurred, so it is obvious that God allows evolution to occur.
Now, with the flood, God knew that Noah could only do so much. He couldn't possibly build a boat big enough to house dinosaur species along with the cattle, cats and critters. He had to be selective, but still give the individuals, both animal and human, enough genetic diversity to repopulate the Earth and end up with healthy populations. He chose the smaller of the two types of pachyderms, leaving the mammoth to become extinct. He chose the smaller birds, leaving the dinosaurs to become extinct. He chose the smaller insect species, leaving giant dragonflies and mosquitoes to die out (which I am thankful for). But to ensure that these representatives of their species would be enough to repopulate the Earth, mutation would have had to occur almost immediately! We see this mechanism at work even today when a population becomes isolated. The Florida Panther, a type of cougar, became isolated by human encroachment and hunting. Then people started noticing that it was changing. It developed a cowlick along it's back and a kink in its tail. The mimic octopus of Indonesia has mutated to give it extraordinary survival capabilities.
So, that's my theory. God wrote the world using the language of science. Any takers?
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Message 2 of 3 (465874)
05-11-2008 8:25 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Jenifer
05-10-2008 6:12 PM


Hi Jenifer,
I'm going to promote your thread, but I'm going to try to focus discussion so that I can release this as a science thread instead of a religious one, and so that the topic isn't too broad.
So I'm going to change the title from "Why should Creation and Evolution be mutually exclusive?" to "The Post-Noah's Flood Period is Explained by Evolution", and I'm going to ask discussion to focus on just this topic.
To everyone:
The pre-Noah's flood period is off-limits, and geological issues are off-limits. Anyone who would like to discuss these topics should find other threads or propose new ones.

--Percy
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05-11-2008 8:28 AM


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