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.