PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
JK01
 
Comments: 39
Article views: 6
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all JK01's badges.
 

I don't understand - it must have been God who did it!

04 February 2013, 11:07

It’s been a source of great concern for me for quite a while now; the creationist community has been obsessed with disproving any claims pointing to the validity of evolution as the explanation for biological diversity on earth. And there does seem to be mounting evidence.

The scientific community is bending over backwards to unearth evidence that supports or refutes evolutionary theory; they cite scientific papers, paleontological studies & discoveries ad nauseum. They go to great lengths to provide watertight evidence for this theory.

By contrast, the creationist community doesn’t seem to need evidence for creation at all; the scientific community can’t refute ‘no evidence’ and yet this seems to be fine! Surely conflicting theories would have conflicting evidence and the one with the strongest evidence should be accepted as superior?

It’s ‘reason & evidence’ Vs. ‘Ignorance & faith’; the latter seems to be the trump card? WTF!

If you went to two different investment advisors asking for advice, one pulled out charts & stats on his track record, the other said, ‘follow me & have faith my brother’ which one would you invest with? (OK, if the charts & stats didn’t look good, maybe neither). Why is it that so many choose the Faith guy for arguably the most important question we need answered?

My question is: why is a ‘no evidence required’ theory even relevant?

Should the question not be ‘is evolutionary theory valid? If not, what scientific explanation would be better?’

Not ‘if you can’t understand it, god did it!’

I don’t fully understand gravity, why does mass attract mass? What gives matter mass? What is the Higgs Field? Why does the moon orbit the earth?

Not understanding how it works, does not lead me to believe ‘God did it’.

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.

 

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
39 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Thandolwethu Mene
Stop the right-wing boycott of Sp...

We all need to stop this racist nonsense before we reach a point of no return to self destruction. Because no matter how you look at it, we all lose. Read more...

0 comments 387 views
Submitted by
Julian Edward Frost
The ANC can't and won't self-corr...

Until the ANC can acknowledge where it got it wrong and take steps to rectify, it will remain on a downward spiral and will ultimately dissolve. Read more...

0 comments 72 views
Submitted by
Jan Badenhorst
What can I study without matric?

Some people still think you cannot further your education if you don't have a matric certificate. They are wrong. You have many choices. Read more...

0 comments 68 views
Submitted by
No Ohno
GM: The big business exodus is st...

No matter how anyone spins it, the departure of General Motors is a huge loss for SA, huge investment loss, and will definitely be a huge employment loss. Read more...

0 comments 112 views
Submitted by
Lisa Marcelle Hold
Mr Zuma, do you know how it feels...

Mr Zuma, do you know how it feels to worry about how you are going to feed your wife (sorry wives) and children when you only have R150.00 in your account on the 20th of the month? Read more...

0 comments 1652 views
 

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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 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.