Why I do NOT believe in evolution

OK, I am a Biologist and I know I put anyone that knows me into shock but I am writing this to make a point to my peers and to anyone that is giving serious thought to this issue.

I do not believe in evolution, rather, I have been convinced, through careful study of the evidence presented by careful scholars, that evolution is the way that species of living things adapted over generations using Natural Selection.

I don’t just believe in evolution.

I do not get offended when people question me about evolution.  Why should I, why shouldn’t they have the right to require proof before they convince themselves based upon sound science.

Although I disagree with them, I respect other points of view but I have no conflict harmonizing my faith in God with my science.

They can coexist peacefully but they occupy different paradigm, my science requires questioning and constant refinement of hypothesises while my relationship with God requires faith in things I cannot see.

Faith based science is an oxymoron while evidence based belief is a contradiction of terms.


6 responses to “Why I do NOT believe in evolution

  1. Please share your opinion with me.

    • Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith is critical to our beliefs rather than the evidence.

      There is evidence to support some historical events that are found in the Bible and there is some genetic evidence, for example, to support the temple priesthood being descendents of Aaron (I can give you details if you are interested.) I do find it fun when these worlds touch but the problem is that in the sciences, everything must be supported by either previous work or original findings that are well-documented. If you can’t prove it, you can’t say it. Our best present day understanding of how things work point resoundingly toward evolution as the driving force of speciation. I am willing to look at someone’s dissenting conclusion but it will ultimately needd to survive the rigors of peer-review.

      Let the games begin.

  2. “evidence based belief is a contradiction of terms”

    I can’t understand what you are saying here. Surely there has to be evidence before we can believe?

    Take Jesus as an example. We believe Jesus lived and taught and healed because we read about him in the gospels. The gospels are the evidence. Luke tells us he followed the events, checked the historical sources and eyewitnesses, and compiled it into an orderly account. Without the evidence of the gospels, we wouldn’t know much about Jesus at all.

    So I think evidence based belief is not a contradiction, but a reality. Or have I misunderstood you?

  3. Linda H

    so then are you a YEC or an OEC?

  4. Linda H

    I thought you were saying something else. So my question may not really mean anything?

  5. No one knows for sure how things got started but all the evidence points toward a very old earth so I’m a OE? and your question means something to me, Linda H ❤

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