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What are opinions of whether evolution or the Adam and Eve thing is real?

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October 12, 2014 4:10AM

According to the biblical account, Adam and Eve were the first persons in creation and lived about 6,000 years ago, when the world was said to have been created. However, we have ample evidence of human settlements long before 6,000 years ago, meaning that the biblical account of Adam and Eve and the genealogies of their descendants are not literally true. We even know from archaeology that human ancestors have lived on earth for millions of years - long before the time attributed to Adam and Eve. So the story of Adam and Eve is not real.
On the other hand, evolution is based on fact, supported by numerous archaeological finds and scientific study. It is the best explanation for the world around us.


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July 26, 2010 9:08PM

Adam and Eve is definitely the real thing. If you read the Bible God talks about certain things that scientist are still figuring out today, so if God didn't create this world then how would he have known these things? Scientist can't even prove their own theories. It seems kind of silly to believe that everything was placed perfectly from some big bang theory. Scientific theories are only called theories because they can be modified not because they haven't been proven. It would not be called a theory unless it was tested throughly, for instance the 2nd law of thermodynamics which states heat is always lost. This has been proven. Also, the only way to take Adam and Eve into a realistic light is not to take everything literally. God created the earth, but defintely not in seven days. If you ask why he said he did, it is because when the Bible was written to be passed on to man, God would have known that we wold not understand the complexity of what he had done so a simple anctedote would suffice. It is not our job to understand everything; it is God's. In reality, any professional who is not ignorant will not say evolution isn't real he/she will say, common descent ( theory we all evolved from the same germ) is not real, that God has had a helping hand in most to all aspects of evolution which means he did in fact shape men with his bare hands. According to the biblical account, Adam and Eve were the first persons in creation and lived about 6,000 years ago, when the world was said to have been created. However, we have ample evidence of human settlements long before 6,000 years ago, meaning that the biblical account of Adam and Eve and the genealogies of their descendants are not literally true. We even know from archaeology that human ancestors have lived on earth for millions of years - long before the time attributed to Adam and Eve. So the story of Adam and Eve is not real. On the other hand, evolution is based on fact, supported by numerous archaeological finds and scientific study. It is the best explanation for the world around us. A theory is a theory is a theory Back in the 80' there was a study about DNA which linked ALL of us together the scienctist at that time had named the common ancestor "Mother Eve"... the link below might provide some insight The ignorance of man and the intelligence of all... A scientific theory is quite different from a fact. A theory doesn't say THAT something happens (so the creationists are wrong here too), but attempts to explain HOW something happens. For example, the theory of gravity doesn't say THAT gravity happens (we can see that much without any theory), but attempts to explain HOW gravity happens. Why do all massive objects exert a gravitational pull on each other? That's what the theory of gravity seeks to answer.

The theory of evolution does not say THAT evolution happens - that much is accepted as fact by almost all scientists - but attempts to explain HOW evolution happens. That's what creationists don't get. They're trying to discredit the theory of evolution, but even if they somehow manage to do that, it doesn't change the fact that evolution is a scientific reality.

So when you ask "Is evolution real?" the answer is yes. It's been observed and cataloged. It is a fact.

When people say "It's just a theory", they are showing ignorance regarding what the word "theory" means to a scientist.

And when people say "The theory has been proven", they're ALSO showing ignorance regarding what the word "theory" means to a scientist.

And anybody who says that you can't accept evolution AND believe in God is doing a disservice both to science and to faith. And they're also wrong.

All in all, God has created Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Great Plagues. But it was, and will always be Science that cure and save many lives. We will believe in whatever we choose. God or Science will always be irrational to people. But you cannot refuse that it was Science, that helped us live the way we do today.