Plenty of evidence supports creationism
Nov. 29, 2013 at 5:29 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
Evolution is an implausible theory based on unproved assumptions. The evidence for both evolution and creation is the same; it's all around us. Which tenet of faith is the most logical? Consider age: We make assumptions about a person's age by our perception of looks, clothing, manners, etc. It's the same with most things, but what kind of life has the person lived? Have they been sick or maybe had some plastic surgery? There are also variables in nature that can affect the perception of age. Until the 1500s, the consensus of opinion was Earth was only about 6,000 years old. It was Charles Lyell, a lawyer, who made the theory of uniformitarianism popular and convinced people the world was old. Most true modern geologists do not believe that theory. The Institute for Creation Research sent samples of coal to several different totally independent testing laboratories, from different layers and locations. The results came back all the same ages. There are two volcanic flows in the Grand Canyon. The top one consistently ages older than the one several rock layers deeper.
The recent lecturer that stimulated debate about human evolution left with some questions from what I read. I wanted to be there but was teaching a creation class. His questions would have been answered if he had read Genesis chapters 9-11. Creationists have no problem with micro evolution; that's just a term for genetic adaptation within a kind. Dogs will always be dogs; people will always be people and so on. Gary Parker, PhD. in biology, former evolutionist, author of "Creation Facts Of Life: How real science reveals the hand of God," now a creation teacher, explains this well. He also shows how in one generation a couple with a perfect balance of the genes that determine skin color could have every different color of skin in one generation.
If you are going to put your faith in evolution, you will be disagreeing with the likes of Pasteur, Lord Kelvin, Newton, Charles Boyle, Gregor Mendel and many other creation-believing scientists who developed the fields of science we study today.
Tony Corte, Victoria