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"...science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind." Albert Einstein
As we approach the year 2000, we are still embroiled in a debate that has raged throughout this century. Is the diversity of life we see on this planet, including human life, the result of evolution, or was it created by a superior being? With all the scientific knowledge and tools we have available to us, why is this still an issue? There are several reasons:
Many people have faith in the creation account as it is presented in the Bible, and are seeking scientific evidence to confirm it, and thus disprove evolution.
Although there is plenty of evidence for adaptive changes in species, we do not, in recorded history, have evidence of one type of animal changing into another type.
The fossil record does not show the gradual changes leading to entirely new types of animals that Darwin predicted, and intermediate species are hard to find.
There can be errors in carbon dating and other methods that are used to determine the age of fossils and the Earth itself.
DNA and RNA comparisons between similar and dissimilar species at times confirm evolution, but in other circumstances are inconsistent.
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