Re: The Diversity of Life, as we know it, from the evidence all around us.
quote:Note that this is how science operates: take observations, develop conclusions from those observations and then formulate a theory based on those observations and conclusions, and then test the theory.
This is where I have a complaint. How do you test the theory of evolution in a way that is meaningful? You can illustrate fruitfly genetics, mutations, perhaps even speciation, but how do you show that a whole new phylum can come from this?
In addition, a natural origin to life requires abiogenesis of life from inert materials, I know this is an entirely different subject from evolution, but BOTH abiogenisis and evolution are required for a natural explanation for the origin to life as we know it TODAY.
Otherwise, Who among us will say God created life from inert materials, but evolution did the rest? I hate to digress here, and perhaps this should be in another thread.
Edited by Engineer, : life as we know it "TODAY" includes all forms of life which had a beginning somewhere.
There is also another view -- That God indeed created life form inert ingredients, but nowhere in Genesis does it say how He created life. He doesn't like doing things that others can do for themselves.
Knowing that his creation would be challenged for its existence apart from his oversight, he made life adaptable in a way you know as evolution so he wouldn't have to micromanage everything. When the primates came along the picture gets blurred here. Genesis says Adam's children married into the land of Nod. We do not know where they came from.