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Creationism or Evolution (part one of three)

Date: 15 July, 2009

By: Chief

Imageod made the mountains, God made the sky, God made the people ... God knows why" (Lee Marvin, Paint Your Wagon, 1969).

Ain't that the truth? The "God knows why part." Why yes, yes it is.

Some choice we are given. We must, purportedly at least, accept that the human species was either crafted by God or that mankind evolved from a lower life form, possibly monkeys or apes.

Well it seems to me — that is seems to be — that I, for one, don't like either choice. There are several reasons for this and I shall not bore you with all of them — just the main ones — hah.

First off neither creationism or evolution are facts. That's right, neither are facts. Both are, at best, theories. Theologians and biblical scholars can no more prove the Book of Genesis, contained in the old testament of the bible, actually happened than dogs can fly. Yet for the last eight to twelve thousand years creationism or Genesis was taken to be fact. Of course back in that day if a person did not accept Genesis as fact, well, that person was:

None of the above are what I would call a pleasant way to go. Talk about prior restraint (which is the precise reason for the 'free speech' and 'free press' clauses of the First Amendment). Wow.

Compared to creationism evolution is the new kid on the block. It is so new that the entire concept or theory is still in diapers. Nope, it is not at all house broke. Indeed the full title of evolution is the "Theory of evolution." Yet since before the infamous Scopes trial of 1926 Darwin's theory of evolution, more specifically, his theory of natural selection has become the preeminent, nay, the predominant mainstream method of instruction to our children and belief among adults as to the beginning of the human species and our eventual civilization. And it is only a theory. Besides which, being drowned, stoned to death or burned at the stake became passe during the 19th century. Lucky us.

What if both theories are — wrong?

"[We] civilized the foothills and everywhere he put hills the mountains and valley below ... they come along and take 'em and civilize and make 'em a place where no civilized person would go" (Lee Marvin, Paint Your Wagon, 1969).

Could we, the human species, aka Homo Sapien, have come from another planet? No? And pray tell, why not? Huh? I can't hear you. Quit mumbling — it is not at all becoming.

Currently it is guess-timated that there are somewhere between 200 billion and 400 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy — alone. Stars, not planets. The latest guess-timate, taken from a CNN article on the number of planets is around 100 billion. That is a lot of — er — houses in the galactic neighborhood. 'Tis an interesting article, read it. It might just open your eyes.

I tell you this — if our species did indeed come from another planet it sure as shootin' would answer a lot of questions that anthropologists, paleontologists, theologians and biblical scholars have thus far been unable to answer. Questions like:

I could have added quite a few more — but you get the point.

If you take the time to read those links you shall find out that minor little details such as

are all glossed over.

Let me give you a couple of examples. You're welcome. Let us start with farming.

Farming involves a lot of sophisticated things. Whether you are farming several sections or the family garden plot. Items such as:

Have you ever tried to furrow using only your hands? I didn't think so. I'm equally sure old Joe or Josephine cave couple tried it and did not like it one bit. A rock tied to a stick equals a crude hoe. But who came up with the idea? More importantly how did the inventor pass the idea along?

Further, wherever there is plant type food there will be herbivores. And wherever there are herbivores there will be predators — and not just us. So fencing was mandatory. Again who came up with the idea and how did they pass it along? Not only that, but another tool was required to build the fence — the ax.

It is one thing to flood a field — farmers do it all the time when growing alfalfa. But even the flood is regulated. Seeds don't like too much water anymore than they like too little water. So just how did Joe or Josephine cave couple regulate the water flow onto their field? I don't know and neither do the anthropologists, paleontologists, theologians and biblical scholars.

Joe and Josephine cave couple could have, over a long period of time, watched the changes of the seasons and finally figured out, more or less, when to plant and what to plant. That would have taken several years and what were they going to do for food in the mean time? Face it, meals on wheels would not be created for another fifteen thousand years or so. Neither would the local zip and rip.

Continue to part two.

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