To: all 940422 14:%:00 Subject: THE SCIENTIFIC THEORY OF CREATIONISM #1. The physical univ

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From: Dan Oglesby To: all 94-04-22 14:%:00 Subject: THE SCIENTIFIC THEORY OF CREATIONISM #1. The physical universe of space, time, matter, and energy has not always existed, but was supernaturally created by a transcendent personal Creator who alone has existed from eternity. #2. The phenomenon of biological life did not develop by natural processes from inanimate systems but was specially and supernaturally created by the Creator. #3. Each of the major kinds of plants and animals was created functionally complete from the beginning and did not evolve from some other kind of organism. Changes in basic kinds since the first creation are limited to horizontal changes within the kinds, or downward changes such as mutations. #4. The first human beings did not evolve from an animal ancestry, but were specially created in fully human form from the start. #5. Earth pre-history, as preserved especially in the crustal rocks and fossil deposits, is primarily a record of catastrophic intensities of natural processes, operating largely within uniform natural laws, rather thatn one of uniformitarian process rates. There is therefore no 'a priori' reason for not considering the many scientific evidences for a relatively recent creation of the earth and the universe, in addition to the scientific evidences that most of the earth's fossilferous sediments were formed in an even more recent global hydraulic cataclysm. #6. Process today operate primarily within fixed natural laws and relatively uniform process rates. Since these were themselves origianlly created and are daily mainted by their Creator, however, there is always the possibility of miraculous intervention in these laws or processes by their Creator. Evidences for such intervention must be scrutinized critically, however, because there must be clear and adequate reason for any such action on the part of the Creator. #7. The universe and life have somehow been impaired since the completion of creation, so that imperfections in structure, disease, aging, extinctions, and other such phenomena are the result of negative changes in properties and processes occuring in an originally perfect created order. #8. Since the universe and its primary componets were created perfect for their purposes in the beginning by a competent and volitional Creator, and since the Creator does remain active in his now-decaying creation, there does exist ultimate purpose and meaning in the universe. Dano --- GEcho 1.00 * Origin: The Big Bang: God said it and Bang the Universe was created (1:2801/25.1)

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