PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
CharlieC
 
Comments: 174
Article views: 1389
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all CharlieC's badges.
 

A Response to Creation vs Evolution

09 July 2014, 14:19

This article is in response to http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Creation-vs-Evolution-20140708. This is not going to be a full response; I’m only going to touch on a few of the most glaring flaws. Someone is wrong in this debate and I get no enjoyment in pointing that out but I think that some of these misconceptions and outright lies do need to be pointed out.

“Let’s be realistic, if you think you came from an ape”

When all is said and done humans are apes. We are not monkeys (we have no tails) and we did not come from apes, we are still apes. Clever and complex sure but apes none the less. This statement of fact should not be taken as demoralizing or degrading in any way.

The Big Bang is our best explanation of how the universe started and all the evidence supports it. Your argument that, “It just cannot be called Scientific” is false. “It’s only realistic in the imagination,” would be a fine statement to make for creationism because creationism does not have any evidence and only relies on the imagination.

“Chemical evolution: The evolution of higher elements past Hydrogen. The periodic table does not allow for this! Cannot be called Scientific.”

Have you ever heard of nuclear fusion? This happens in suns, it is how suns get their energy and don’t collapse in on themselves. Two hydrogen atoms fuse to form helium, the difference in mass between two H and He means energy is released. This can continue inside a sun, depending on it’s size, all the way up the periodic table until iron. After iron it takes energy to fuse atoms into heavier elements; these heavier elements are made in super novas.

This bears repeating until it sinks in. Evolution has nothing to do with the origin of life.

I’m glad to see that you at least admit that there are fossils. The fossils do show how life has changed over the years, in other words evolution; the Theory of Evolution explains how that change came about. I also wrote about fossils here http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Questions-for-a-Creationist-20121008.

Micro and macro evolution is, for all intent and purpose, the same thing. The only difference between them is a matter of degree.

“Variations within kinds”

I would love someone to explain to me what is meant by kind. So a dog is dog what about a cat. Are domestic cats, lions, cheetahs ect. the same kind, a cat kind? Of cause if this is so then there could be ramifications for Christians. It would mean that we are the ape kind, so maybe your god is not some deity with a beard but an Orangutan with a banana.

“Evolution is a pointless and a dangerous religion with its only purpose being to discredit God.”

Evolution is not a religion but a scientific theory that is silent on religion. In other words it’s aim or purpose is not to discredit God.

“They go so far as to ignore some common laws of physics like, “The 2nd law of thermodynamics”, which suggests deterioration instead of bigger, better, stronger and more intelligent growth which Evolution suggests.”

You have no idea what you are talking about. Have a look at http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Evolution-and-Thermodynamics-20130117 it will explain where you are wrong. I do find it funny that you say, “I have nothing against Science, I love Science” and yet you don’t understand science.    

That should about do it for now maybe one day if I get time I’ll write a complete rebuttal.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
174 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Aurangzeb Thabethe
EFF and its tactics

The events inside the parliamentary corridors weeks ago must worry all of us.  Read more...

16 comments 618 views
Submitted by
Abioye Olufemi
The absolute way to take Christma...

As Christmas is coming soon, I am prompted to write this Christmas article for all of us here at News24. Read more...

3 comments 162 views
Submitted by
goldeelocks
Phiyega.....SAY WHAT?????

Clearly the Honourable Minister has abrogated the duty of the SAPS to protect the citizens of this country! What then is the purpose of the SAPS?  Read more...

9 comments 372 views
Submitted by
Paulus
Genealogy of Jesus, and the probl...

The new testament writers were so kind as to leave 2 genealogies of Jesus for us to peruse, both of his father. Read more...

86 comments 669 views
Submitted by
Lee Grandmaison
Everyone is entitled to their own...

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion." If you've ever seen or been in a debate, on or offline, you've heard this phrase quite a bit. Read more...

47 comments 376 views
Submitted by
johan609
South Africa heading South

We need to speak up. We need to take a stand. We need to take action. Read more...

17 comments 1606 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.