Essay on Creation vs. Evolution

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The purpose of this essay is not to prove “Darwinian” evolution, as the writer would be performing a feat already done by others, but to examine a certain track of thought amongst Creation proponents. Specifically their noting certain improbabilities of evolution's ability to “design.” I'll evade defining the individual concepts because they've all been described before, and far better than I could manage, although I'll point out that micro/macro evolution distinction is largely Creationist lingo, as is the “kind” terminology. In the text, I'll refer to evolutionary theory/macro-evolution as “evolution” and creation/intelligent design as “creation”, and proponents of each of them as “evolutionists” and “creationists” respectively. If either …show more content…
Determining that only a omnipotent creator could devise the design observed due to its example of intelligence. This is entirely evasive. This process excludes the fact that there is barely a unifying definition of intelligence. In fact, one of the best definitions is given by notable psychologist HJ Eysenck's quote, “Intelligence is what intelligence tests test”. On top of this, evolutionary theory predicts design, in a much more succinct and testable manner than creation. If there is a drum that creationists like to beat more than this intelligence argument, I haven't met it.

Gravity sorts. Is order intelligence? Magnetism creates phenomena invisible to the naked eye, but with the outward appearance of intelligent purpose. Chemical reactions at times seem magical. These three factors alone make for a vast pallet of behaviors, and also constraints. Because water finds the lowest point, is that an example of intelligence, or gravity?

Evolutionists don't recognize micro-evolution as being distinctly different from macro-evolution. Creationists generally believe in the former and not the latter. A good example of the proposed micro-evolutionary process is the speciation of dogs. Creationists claim that there were a mated pair of original dog-like species, or “kind”, who gradually spread out, and speciated into wolves, dingos, domestic dogs, etc. This isn't, in general, divergent from evolutionary theory, but does display some subtle differences. Note…

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