Is evolution a creation myth?
Evolution is a modern creation myth in a specialized sense, regardless of its correspondence to the facts. Evolution is a myth about origins i.e. how the universe and us came ino being. What be your thoughts on this matter?
Whether or not you believe in creation or evolution is not really important. You are here and now and that overshadows both those terms. The mere fact you are here proves both are right.
- hutsonLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
No, it's not a creation myth. Darwinian evolution is a theory, it has never been proven, and thanks to modern science it is now being disproven. It takes far more faith to believe in Darwinian evolution than it does to believe in creation and intelligent design. There is a lot more evidence for creation and intelligent design than there is for Darwinian evolution. A lot of people believe in the theory of Darwinian evolution because they were (and are still being) taught this theory in school. This theory should no longer be taught in school now that modern science is continueously finding more evidence against it. At the time Darwin came up with the theory science was not able to disprove it. Darwin's theory of evolution has not been proven. Only 9% of the population now believes in Darwinian evolution.
Scientific evidence casts serious doubts on the theory of evolution, for example:
*Perry Marshall vs. 30+ Skeptics:
From August 2005 to July 2006, he has successfully defended the Information Theory argument for Intelligent Design on Infidels, the world’s largest atheist discussion board.
* The Problem of Information
for the Theory of Evolution
* Information Theory and the Origin of DNA: Frequently Asked Questions
* Biological Evidence
Evolution - Fact or Faith?
*The Case for Intelligent Evolution
* If you can read this, I can prove God exists
* Do real scientists believe in Creation?
Partial list of Creation Scientists
* New Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God
* How the theory of evolution breaks down in the light of modern science
* Famous atheist now believes in God
* Darwinism's Rules of Reasoning
* Darwinism Is Strongly Rooted But Is Being Challenged
* Evidence for Intelligent Design
* Scientific arguments against evolution:
Science itself refutes Darwinism
* Creation Science
* The Origins of Darwinism
* Irreducible complexity
* Anthropic Principle
* Biological Evidence
* Darwinism is Racist
* The Fossil Record (Updated 3 July, 2005)
* Living "Fossils"
* The Cambrian Explosion
* New T.Rex Discoveries (Updated 10 June, 2005)
* "Missing Links"
* The Moon
* Earth's Fight Against Solar Attacks
*DNA and the Origin of Life:
Information, Specification, and Explanation
* Evolution - Fact or Faith?
* Looking for more information on Intelligent Design?
- firat cLv 41 decade ago
Look up the meaning of the words myth and science in a dictionary, and then think about how you managed to write a sentence that reads
"Evolution is a modern creation myth in a specialized sense, regardless of its correspondence to the facts."
I guess you can guess what I think about what you wrote.
Answer to Ahab's personal remarks: Unless you read everything I wrote, I don't think you are qualified to make the remarks you made. Also, as much as I might have been offensive in my response, it was not personal, and I answered exactly what is asked. I wonder what you were answering while you were making personal comments. As for the answer why, if you really must know here it is: I am frustrated that instead of reading books, or even easier, using a search engine and looking things up people ask the most basic things about most basic things that they should have known. This is most of the time just to get their homeworks done in the easiest way, and then they have the nerve to ask for the sources as they want to fool a teacher or someone else into believing that they made a research. Also I am tired of people making ignorant comments about science, not understanding what it is all about. Although I have to admit a gentler approach often seems better, the truth is most people will just ignore your explanations and will continue to believe whatever nonsense they have been told. Of course my last words are by no means in reference to the person who asked the question above or anyone else. However I have to admit seeing the words myth and evolution together is very very upsetting.
- VinnyLv 41 decade ago
It sounds like you've already reached a conclusion, so further explanation is probably not worth the effort. Still, the primary difference between the tenents of evolution and "creationism" is that the elements of evolution can be subjected to the scientific method: they can be tested in the laboratory and reproduced. Most of your modern biochemistry and biology is based on such work.
On the other hand, "creationism" is not a science, but a faith. Nothing about creationism or faith-based creation stories and myths can be tested in any way by anyone. There's nothing wrong with those stories, and I feel that everyone should be free to believe them as they please, but to call it "science" is being disingenuous. Call it faith, and leave it at that. Trying to slide faith-based creation stories into school curricula as "science" is not honest or scientific.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
First, I don't know why firat has to be sarcastic about all his/her answers, but I guess anonymity makes one bold.
Second, I think it is clear to most that evolution occurs (we can watch 100s of generations of fruit flies) change, so it is no myth. The question is, whether evolution can be extrapolated to the point of humans originating from other primates.
Well, unfortunately I don't think it is possible to resolve soon. We cannot travel back in time and see how it really happened. We can debate it, but even science will have to stop short of proof.
Religious interpretations rely on faith, and can never be disproven. Science can be disproven, but only by other scientists using empirical evidence.
Personally, I think we did evolve from lesser primates, but that doesn't prove didn't about a creator that may have created those primates, for example. The fact is we're here, the particles of the universe exist - who put them there? Who put that entity there that put the particles and energy here; it goes on and on!
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- 1 decade ago
If you are referring to Biological Evolution, you're starting from an incorrect premise. The theory of biological evolution says aboslutely nothing about how life on Earth (much less the Universe) came to be. All the theory of biological evolution tries to do is explain how life on Earth became so diverse, and so well-adapted to its various environments. It says nothing about how life came to be. That would require another theory, which we don't have right now.
So it's very hard to answer your question without knowing what you mean by "evolution." However, to call any modern scientific theory a "myth" not only insults the intergrity of modern scientists, it also insults the rich talents of the ancient myth-makers. They're two very different and wonderful things which shouldn't be mixed. Kinda like milk and orange juice.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Actually evolution is a scientific theory with a lot of facts / findings supporting this theory and very few facts, if any, rejecting this theory.
Creation is a myth.
Belief in creation is a form of superstition.
- 5 years ago
The evidence for evolution is and has been interpreted from a Philosophical and ideological Bias, The answers given by adherents to Evolution here in R&S is proof of the bias and agenda, Atheism has to have an alternate explanation—other than a Creator—for how the universe and life came into existence.
Darwin once identified himself as a Christian but as a result of some tragedies that took place in his life, he later renounced the Christian faith and the existence of God. Evolution was invented by an atheist.
What is sad is that Christians are falling into this Trap and trying to fit evolution into the Bible (Theistic Evolution) thinking they can make it fit.
Lee Stroble in his video listed below “ The Case for the Creator” stated (5 min. 28 sec into the video) The Case for a Creator
That “There is no way you can Harmonize Neo Darwinism with Christianity, I could never understand Christians who would say “ Well I believe in God yet I believe in Evolution as well” You see Darwin’s idea about the development of life led to his theory that modern science now generally defines as an undirected process completely devoid of any purpose or plan,”. Now how could God direct an undirected process? How could God have purpose in a plan behind a system that has no plan and no purpose? It just does not make sense.
It didn’t make sense to me in 1966 and it doesn’t make sense to me now.
The Apostle Paul wrote to His Son Timothy stating that “ in 2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, [because] they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn [their] ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
Those Christians who believe in evolution have no idea how that effects their theology.
What is theistic evolution?
Eternity is a Long Time to be wrong about this
What Hath Darwin Wrought?
Darwin's Deadly Legacy
Darwin & Eugenics....
Creation In The 21st Century - Planet Earth Is Special 1 of 3
Creation in the 21st Century - The Evidence Disputes Darwin 1 of 3
Some modern scientists who have accepted the biblical account of Creation
More than 600 Scientist with PHD’s who have Signed A SCIENTIFIC DISSENT FROM DARWINISM
- 1 decade ago
It is perfectly acceptable to believe in God and accept evolution. Evolution deals with Science, while God deals in religion and Faith. These 2 field do not overlap, but it is those "militant" fundie Christians ,who insist in bible inerrancy and reading it literally, that are saying the evolution is a faith, and trying to paint those who accept evolution as evil atheist and people who are misled by Satan.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Evolution happens every year. Why do you think we need to change our flu vaccines every year? Because the virus adapts and evolves to become immune to the previous one.
BTW, this is in the wrong section.
- ChaseLv 41 decade ago
I believe god used evolution too get us here.