Five Major Misconceptions about Evolution. Five Major Misconceptions about Evolution Copyright © 1995-1997 by Mark Isaak[Last Update: October 1, 2003] large part of the reason why Creationist arguments against evolution can sound so persuasive is because they don't address evolution, but rather argue against a set of misunderstandings that people are right to consider ludicrous.
The Creationists wrongly believe that their understanding of evolution is what the theory of evolution really says, and declare evolution banished. In fact, they haven't even addressed the topic of evolution. (The situation isn't helped by poor science education generally. Even most beginning college biology students don't understand the theory of evolution.) The five propositions below seem to be the most common misconceptions based on a Creationist straw-man version of evolution. Evolution has never been observed. "Evolution has never been observed. " Biologists define evolution as a change in the gene pool of a population over time.
Conclusion. 20 Truths about Mormonism. Introduction "Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind.
With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck. " - Thomas Jefferson "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. " - 1 Thessalonians 5:21 "Yes, say, what is truth? Qdn.jpg (JPEG Image, 499x499 pixels) Even If I DID Believe ... - net.religion. I am not a Christian.
In my discussions of this fact with Christians, Ihave repeatedly run into one major misunderstanding. The Christians assumethat if I believed the Bible were true, I would become a Christian; that is,they believe that my reason for not being a Christian is that I don'tbelieve in their god. This is not the case. One disclaimer: The thesis of this essay is that even if a God as describedin the Bible does exist, he is not fit for worship due to his low moralstandards. Consequently, I speak sometimes as if I did believe the Bible,when in fact I do not. If I had undeniable proof of the existence of Yahweh, aka Jehovah, akaAdonai, aka El Shaddai, aka Yahweh Elohim, the father of Jesus and theancient leader of the Semitic peoples, I still would not worship thebastard.
That God does what he wants, when he wants, without even an attempt atself-justification, and all for what reason? Well, get ready to start reviling then. I could go on for quite a while in this vein. - RichardDawkins.net. Got Atheism? Outside of Space and Time. It is commonly believed that God is both timeless and eternal, and that he exists somewhere outside of both time and space.
He is said to have created mankind for a purpose. This is a discussion on the atheist's view of these concepts. There are some common arguments that Christians make in defending these beliefs to atheists, or in attacking the beliefs of atheists. This article addresses some of those arguments, and explains why they completely fail to convince an atheist. When an atheist discusses the origins of the universe with a Christian, not surprisingly the Christian always holds the viewpoint that the universe must have been created (because everything requires a creator), and that God must have been this creator.
The atheist inevitably responds, "Well then, who created God? " Not to be deterred by this bit of uncomfortable but obvious logic, the Christian dutifully replies along these lines: "God does not require a creator. Ah. Granted, it sounds interesting… poetic even. Summary. Ethical conflict from a Biblical perspective.odt.