Saturday, September 9, 2017

Theistic Evolution

In the battle of evolution, I say we do not come from monkeys.
I point to the first Tetrapods.

"This section reviews how the earth's atmosphere became oxygenated and how oxygen influenced biological evolution. According to paleo-geochemical evidence there were three major milestones in the evolution of oxygen content and distribution on Earth during its 4.5 billion year history: (i) until 2.4 to 2.3 billion years ago (Ga) the primordial Earth contained little free oxygen. (ii) Between 2.4 and 0.54 Ga, oxygen concentration in the atmosphere and surface layer of the ocean (∼100 m depth) began to increase but the deep sea remained anoxic. (iii) From 0.54 Ga to the present, both the atmosphere and the ocean became oxygenated (172). The paleo-geochemist Preston Cloud hypothesized that the major events of early evolution were coupled to atmospheric O2 content (142), and set out the necessary steps for proving this hypothesis: (i) define when and how atmospheric oxygen levels changed; (ii) show how life adapted at the same time; and (iii) find sound biological reasons for the linkage."

Also I have things that makes me wonder.

That does not mean there is no god. If you been there you know better.

I have always said it as the snowball going down the hill,
as in god might of started it down the hill then it gets bigger from there.

"Theistic evolution or evolutionary creation is a concept that asserts that classical religious teachings about God are compatible with the modern scientific understanding about biological evolution. In short, theistic evolutionists believe that there is a God, that God is the creator of the material universe and (by consequence) all life within, and that biological evolution is simply a natural process within that creation. Evolution, according to this view, is simply a tool that God employed to develop human life. According to the American Scientific Affiliation:"

"Theistic evolution is not a scientific theory, but a particular view about how the science of evolution relates to religious belief and interpretation. Theistic evolution supporters can be seen as one of the groups who reject the conflict thesis regarding the relationship between religion and science – that is, they hold that religious teachings about creation and scientific theories of evolution need not contradict. Proponents of this view are sometimes described as Christian Darwinists."

On the "Theisticevolution" website more information is given also.

"Those who subscribe to the literal interpretation of the first Genesis creation account and thus support a 7 day creation are generally known as Creationists. Those who subscribe to natural science and thus support an absolute randomized evolutionary process are generally known as Evolutionists.

Between the outspokenness of both extremist groups and the focus of the coverage of the media on these two groups, it is understandable as to why many people believe that there are only two positions that exist in regard to the creation/evolution controversy. However, there is a small variety of positions that would best be described as being middle ground between the two extreme positions.

The point of this web site is to provide an explanation of the middle ground known as Theistic Evolution, as well as why it is a rational theory. An examination of both the theological and scientific perspectives are provided, as well as resources for further research on the topic.

The controversy never should have made it to a scientific level. The crux of the creation/evolution controversy is a literary interpretation and genre-recognition issue: a hermeneutical dilemma.

More details can be located on the Literary Genre page, but suffice it to say here that Genesis chapter one carries within it a deeper meaning than what a literal interpretation can produce. The text was written as a response to the existence of neighboring viewpoints on origins, as opposed to a play-by-play documentary on how God might have created."

Hopefully from a theological perspective within this site you will gain an understanding of the ancient Hebrew culture, the role that analogy played in that culture, as well as an understanding of the role played by the Egyptians and Assyrians in the Genesis creation accounts."

We are to be a thinking man!