sorry about post #71. Not sure how that happened. anyway, dad's question. I think to say they fear God is wrong. To admit they have no answers is the true fear. To ever admit science is only creating more questions and problems on a molecular and cellular level where evolution is concerned is the real fear. Look at the "tree of life" I can buy a branch when the roots or even the trunk can be explained as possible.
try this link for an example. some of this a bit heady and there are a few remarks I could have done without but this was still a good read.
OK, I have read your article though, oddly, I ma not convinced by its arguments.
The theory of evolution (ToE) developed to explain the evidence found from live animals and from those found fossilised as well as the analysis of DNA and so on. You can read about all the evidence and read about what has been found here
. Now the thing is that the theory has taken into account all the evidence we have. You will be aware that fossils re presdent a tiny fraction of the animals and plants that lived as, of course, the right geology is needed for the bodies to be preserved. now, naturally, if something is found that doesn't fit the pattern of the existing evidence then, of course, there will have to be changes in the theory but that hasn't happened in the over 100 years since Darwin.
Now, the article you posted is from someone who has a bias one way - believes in a creator god - and who would like to unseat the ToE by writing alone. I don't think either you or I would be surprised to find that this isn't going to happen. A Theory of Creation (ToC) would need to consider all the evidence we have and to encompass it whilst describing what we ought to be able to find that would show that ToC was the correct answer. No one, to date, has even attempted that since each writer of articles etc. seem to think that knocking at the edge of ToE is enough to kill it. It hasn't so far.
ToC would require an additional 'person' to be involved in it - a creator. All the talk in Intelligent Design about looking to see if something might have been created always fails the final test of showing that there is an existent being who did the creating.An old book, however much it is revered, is not evidence for anything but itself. We need evidence of a creator directly and to date nothing has appeared. So we have -
a. the very simplest of 'life forms' maybe only molecules replicate and, as chance has it change and if successful in the environment where they are carry the change on into other generations. Gradually, over millions of years complex life forms appear and we are one of them
b. God did it! Yep, he created everything and that's why we are are here now.
Now, enter Occam, razor in hand. He looks at these two possibilities... He notices that the only difference between the two is an additional person, the creator... He weilds his razor and lops... The creator as unnescessary is gone. The simpler solution remains.
Oh, Harbinger, a question for you to answer -
Why did your creator make so many large animal only to kill them later? You know the dinosaurs, the mamoths etc.