Evolve and Learn

If you need some beefing up on your knowledge of Evolution, this article in Scientific American brings back many happy memories of Biology and Physical Anthropology for me. When will people realize that Evolution and God are not mutually exclusive? (link from Bookslut)

–Jane, wax on, wax off

4 thoughts on “Evolve and Learn

  • May 27, 2005 at 5:07 pm

    To answer your question: when the Bible stops being presented as a factual tome, rather than a collection of rollicking tales combined with some historical facts and stories. Gosh I love evolution. It still sucks me in every time, just like a good mystery novel.

  • May 31, 2005 at 10:51 am

    I’m going to have to [slightly] disagree with you ladies. I think it is very possible for the two theories to coincide.

    It is arrogant for us to claim we have the answer and to know without a doubt history happened the way it did with out being a personal witness. Evolution is a good theory for matching data. But with every thing in science. People are sure the world is flat until someone comes around and proves them wrong. There are still scientists that don’t believe gravity works the way Newton theorized. Gravity is just a model that happens to work out numerically.

    On the other hand, the bible is not meant as an object to check detailed facts. It is a life guide. A user’s manual, so to speak. To use it for historical facts would be like trying to discern how to build a fusion reactor when receiving instructions while playing telegraph.

    My bottom line is that it is possible. But either way, why does it matter? Your here, spend more time doing something good while your here as opposed to fighting over how you got here.

  • May 31, 2005 at 10:52 am

    Sorry, that last one was from “Mr. R.” in case you were curious.

  • May 31, 2005 at 11:54 am

    Sorry Mr. R–by a collection of rollicking tales, I did mean to imply a set of life lessons. Maybe it’s only in my world that those are synonymous…

    BTW, I would count a huge number of fossils as eye witnesses!

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