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Author Topic:   What is the basis for a Creationist argument against Evolution?
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Message 15 of 96 (78684)
01-15-2004 3:24 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Itachi Uchiha
01-14-2004 8:19 PM

I have always said neither creationism or evolution can be proved 100%.

Nothing in science is ever proven 100%.

We can never know everything there is to know, for various reasons, so in science we must always leave open the ability to incorporate new information, findings, and insights into current paradigms.

On the other hand, Creation science often claims to have absolute "truth" or absolute proof. Rarely are their claims about God or the Bible tentative, nor are they ever going to allow any information, findings, or insights to contradict what they have already decided must be true (from the Bible, for example)

Serious doubts remain on both sides

I think you will find that Creationists doubt themselves very little, and scientists doubt themselves all the time.

However, even though scientists are, by profession, great doubters, there is very little at this point to doubt in the idea that allele frequencies change in populations over time.

Similarly, there is little to doubt in the idea that the sun is the center of our solar system, that germs cause disease, and that matter is made up of atoms.

"Evolution is a 'theory', just like gravity. If you don't like it, go jump off a bridge."

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