1. Durl

    There is an alternative between the fundamentalist view that dinosaurs lived with men, and the opposite view that everything evolved by physics and chemistry. That view would be that the universe was created with an intelligent design, providing for those repeated genetic patterns, and allowing for the normal evolution that your past post explained so succinctly. This view provides for a belief in God, and a belief in the scientific evidence provided by fossil records, and the “small scale” evolution that we know exists.

    • Bookscrounger

      Sure. See my reply to Ann in the post, “A Theological Defense of Darwinism, Intro.” We view the world through paradigms, and we assume that certain things are ‘true.’ But each generation discards things the previous generation knew was true. There is no good evidence that humans lived with dinosaurs. But there are places where the fossil record is confusing, we believe because of disturbances in the geologic strata. We have to reach some conclusions in order to make decisions and to get on with our lives. But to constantly make better decisions, we need to be constantly skeptical of what we think we know.

      A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
      Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.

      Kay, Men in Black

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