Thursday, March 5, 2009

From Men to Monkeys

We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the internet, we know this is not true." -Professor Robert Silensky

I laughed out loud when I came across this quote. What a wonderful illustration for an argument against evolution!

Now, I don't argue about the actual mechanics of how the Lord formed the universe with other people who choose to believe differently than I do. It is a futile argument because both are based on beliefs that cannot be proven without a doubt. I simply believe that God is God and He can do it any way He desires. He could have done it in an instant. He could have done it in six days being the Ultimate Artisan with the smallest elements of matter at His command. With His patience, He could have taken thousands of years, since He was His only time keeper. I don't think that when I pass on to heaven and find out He did any other way than what I had believed that I will be disappointed.

I love science, but in this case, it tends to theorize on bits of the evidence and fit them into a model devoid of God that it has already accepted, instead of looking at all the evidence because of the holes it creates in the model. Since science lacks the absolutes that would satisfy me on this matter, I have chosen to believe in a 6-Day Creation, because that is how the Lord wanted it described in His Bible and because I believe He could have done it that way.

However, the one thing that makes me cringe a bit is the idea of man evolving from primates which evolved from primordial goo...? From a few stands of protein that just happened to form somehow from the elements on a lifeless world to a body with a complex nervous system on a world full of vegetation? Only by my Lord's Hand, perhaps. Maybe it did happen just that way, but...I am more likely to believe that if any evolution is going on, it is not going in the direction we would like to think it is.

If there is anything I have learned from the nature of the world is that the only order resulting from chaos is when someone with the ability and knowledge puts chaos into order.

Lord, it seems that my life always has elements of chaos, but You give it order in ways that continually amaze me.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pic & the quote. BTW your arguement is the same a my Dearest's. He thinks arguing about *how* God did it is pointless & futile. He may have done it in any number of ways; the important thing is we acknowledge He did it. I tend to think it was a 6 day process but I'm no scientist & I'm pretty certain any evolution going on is not complimentary. Besides there are too many gaps in the theory for it to hold water.


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