To : Matt Giwer Subj: THEORY OF CREATION * On 06151994, Matt Giwer wrote to Joe Morlan * J

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From: Joe Morlan 22 Jun 94 13:34 To : Matt Giwer Subj: THEORY OF CREATION ***** On 06-15-1994, Matt Giwer wrote to Joe Morlan ***** JM> Maybe I need to post the whole dang thing again. The JM> theory finds evidence for creations in the fossil record. MG> Please do. Here it is for the umpteenth time: ---------------------------------------------------------- THE LONG AWAITED THEORY OF CREATIONISM The theory of scientific creation states that all life was created as it is now. The primary scientific evidence for creation is that all species breed true. No species gives birth to new species. Lizards beget lizards and amoebas beget amoebas. There is ample scientific evidence that species reproduce themselves. Note that this makes no unsupported assumptions, nor does it invoke any supernatural entities. The Theory of Creation is thus more parsimonious than the theory of evolution, which states that species evolve into new species, either suddenly or by gradual steps. The theory of evolution of new species is not supported by direct observation, and assumes facts not in evidence. The theory of creation is independent of the phenomenon of microevolution which explains such things as the development of disease or poison resistance via natural selection and differential reproductive success. But evolution via natural selection acts only at the level of a population while Creation works at the inter-population level. Natural selection does not predict or explain the diversity of life on the planet while Creation does. While the exact mechanisms of Creation are unknown, the fossil record is replete with examples of creation. New species appear, and life itself appears suddenly in the fossil record. Further research is needed to determine the mechanisms for these well documented examples of creation, but current theory holds that these creation events imply the existence of a creator. Note that the existence of this creator is a conclusion of the theory of scientific creationism and not a basic assumption or premise of it. ;) --------------------------------------------------------------- The theory of creation as stated makes a number of testable predictions. E.g. it predicts that life will be organized into discontinuous, reproductively isolated population (species). The Theory of Evolution, by itself, makes no such prediction and there is no a priori reason why life is organized into species. Furthermore the Theory of Creation predicts that there will be evidence of creation events. Such evidence is abundant in the fossil record with new species and life itself appearing at various strata. The Theory of Evolution makes no such predictions and fails to predict evidence of abiogenesis. In fact, a logical extension of the Theory of Evolution predicts that no evidence of abiogenesis will be found. Thus it is Evolution which is falsified by the data, not Creation. The Theory of Creation is falsifiable. If it were found that life were not organized into discrete, discontinuous, reproductively isolated populations, that would disprove Creation. If evidence were found that life always existed, that would falsify the Theory of Creation. The hypothesized mechanism of the Theory of Creation, is that the observed creation events imply a creator. While the exact mechanism of these creations or the methods used by the creator are not yet known, they are subject to further research. Current experiments on abiogenesis and attempts to create new species in the laboratory are the focus of current research (or should be.)

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