LDS, christians, others, do you believe evolution is a false doctrine, and can you prove it?
- Ernest SLv 71 month ago
First you make out Evolution without logical invalidity or contradiction of reason.
Then we will have something to disprove.
Good luck with that, as they say, because then you would be the first to do so.
Until then we will not bother with silly nonsense.
- 1 month ago
Yes, it is a false theory.
The best I can do about "proving" it a false theory is compare it to the theory that at the end of the rainbow there's a pot of gold. Since no one has ever shown a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, I would think that's enough for it to be proven to be false. Similarly, since no one has shown that a rat (or whatever) will slowly change into a bat over a million years, I would think that's enough for it to be proven to also be false.
Darwin saw some small changes in finch beak sizes, and assumed from that that meant a bacterium will slowly change into a bat over a billion years. That's like saying that if a man can run a mile in ten minutes without stopping, that means he can run 1000 miles in 10,000 minutes without stopping. Such gross extrapolations of limited data rarely if ever work in the real world. If the claimant never shows a man running 1000 miles without stopping, wouldn't it be safe to assume his gross extrapolation is false?
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
I believe that ATHEISTIC evolution is a false doctrine as pertaining to the origin and diversity of life. No, I can't prove it, but I can show a couple of significant problems with the theory.
For example, when our chromosome count supposedly changed from 48 to 46, exactly how did RANDOM events cause the same exact change in enough members of the same group at the same exact time to establish a breeding population of the new genus? There had to be enough to overcome sexual preference for the old genus, competition, inbreeding, predation, natural disasters, and sheer, dumb bad luck. Even 50% wouldn't have been enough.
Another? Every single imperfect system that is not maintained degrades and fails with time. Life is no exception, so let's hear no special pleading for it. Life could not have persisted for billions of years, much less grown in order and complexity, without somebody maintaining and improving it.
Don't let atheistic evolutionists lead you down the primrose path. The trends of atheistic evolution are to weakness, disease, and death. Only one mutation in 100 is even weakly beneficial. Half of them are fatal.
- jon pikeLv 71 month ago
Since evolution cannot be clinically demonstrated, those who do not believe are simply unconvinced by what is presented as the forensic evidence. Neither those who support the theory nor those who do not need prove anything to anyone. There are no present consequences, either good or bad, for believing either way.
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- Ted KLv 71 month ago
It's not a doctrine at all. It is an explanation for data and observations obtained over the course of hundreds of years of painstaking and rigorous scientific investigation. Like any scientific explanation, it is only as good as its underlying supporting evidence. If any solid evidence was ever to be uncovered which disproved it, it would be discarded and replaced with a better explanation--this is the exact opposite of a religious doctrine, which is ALWAYS held to be absolutely true regardless of any possible contradiction. So far, ALL available data support evolution, and there are NONE which don't. There is no "doctrine," no dogma, there's just evidence, and lots of it. ALL of the objections to it come from a minority cult of creationist religious zealots, mostly in the U.S., and their goal is neither advancement of religion nor science. Rather, their goal is political and social dominion over society, beginning with the education of the young.
- L'nyaLv 61 month ago
Rev 4:11;Gen 1:1. Jehovah God created the heavens and the Earth-Psalms 83:18 jw.org
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
Evolution cannot be a 'doctrine' because it has nothing to do with religious belief. It is a scientific theory, designed to explain the development of life on Earth, once life got started, leading up to its myriad forms today.
The theory behind evolution involves a combination of many theories, some of which are unarguable, but others that can never be proven scientifically - they are assumptions based on the idea that evolution must be true as it strikes evolution believers as being the only viable theory available. C.S. Lewis explained this difference, and the need to "differentiate between the popular evolution that is myth, and the real evolution of the biologists. The current evolutionary theories of scientists may yet be shown to be a less satisfactory hypothesis than was hoped 50 years ago, but that does not make it a myth. It is a genuine scientific hypothesis that arose after many observations and calculations. But this biological theorem must be sharply distinguished from popular evolutionism (Developmentalism) which is a myth based on imagination."
If you want to explore a good Christian explanation of the need to make this difference, read the whole of his paper, "The Funeral of a Great Myth" in the book below. Lewis also said, “If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.” Christian Reflections by C.S. Lewis, pp110-123 (Collins, December 1988 edition)
- DonaldLv 51 month ago
It really doesn't matter what we believe, and nature proves it is a false concept everyday. There is absolutely no way you can prove it is true.
If it were true, there would be every stage of evolution here today. Every living thing would be at a different stage or evolution somewhere on earth. Monkeys would still be evolving into whatever you believe the evolved in to... According to evolution, no species would remain the same or could. So why haven't all the monkeys evolved to their "highest / most evolved state?", or any other creature for that matter. BECAUSE EVOLUTION IS WRONG! IT IS A FALSE CONCEPT.
Now I can hear you thinking, he is a crackpot, well most non-believers will say make the same incorrect assumptions.
Best wishes and someday you will know the truth.
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
No, clearly evolution is a fact. I'm Christian.
- 1 month ago
I do believe the onus is on you to PROVE it to be true
which it has not yet been
Proving a negative