Friday, April 18, 2008
Has anyone seen this movie? I think I might rent it this weekend, but Ben Stein's voice might put me to sleep, so I will have to do it in the day time. Here is my 2 cents on the subject.
No offense to people who believe in intelligent design, but this video seems to present a very one sided and skewed argument. In my opinion evolution is the best theory to fit the evidence, intelligent design also fits the evidence but is based on belief in a supreme being and has little to no way of being tested. If evidence was found that showed intelligent design was a better scientific theory then I think we would be accepting it more than evolution. Firthermore, I think that evolution IS an intelligent design, in fact it is the basis of our economoy (choice, competition, and survival of the adequate). I feel it also has many religious parallels. Why couldn't God have used evolution? These are issues that I would like to see if this film addresses or not. Yes, evolution is a theory, but so is the concept of gravity, the theory of relativity, and other scientific explanations for the world around us. But, I see no contradiction between these theories and the word of God. But again, don't take my word for it, if you feel it is important, find out for yourself. It isn't vital to our salvation to know how the world and people came to be so I don't feel like evolution should be a religious issue, but evolution is vital to understanding biology, that is why it is taught, it fits the facts. that is my story and I am sticking to it.