Livitican wrote :
Most of the discussions on creation vs. evolution revolve around what has happened in the past. Where did we come from? How did we come to be? For the sake of this argument, let's just think about the future for a bit.
We can all pretty much predict that people and animals won't just appear out of thin air tomorrow. They will grow inside their mothers and eventually come out into the world. Many of those children will find a mate and have more children of their own.
Most of the new babies will display traits that are very much like their parents'. How many times have we heard someone say, "She looks just like her mother," or "the apple dosen't fall far from the tree?"
I have two kids of my own, and my son looks very much like I, and my daughter is a mirror of my wife. Most dog breeders would bet that if they let two yellow labs mate, that in a few months, the mother will give birth to a litter of yellow labs.
Whatever you want to call it, breeding, mating, procreation, it's how new varities are brought into existence. Whether or not you believe that we are the result of evolution, it's hard to argue that we don't see it in action today, and if you don't, try telling that to your kids.
Young Earth Creationist wrote :
Variations within a kind is not evolution. Going from a swamp soup to intelligent life is. And swamp soup still exist, but I see no life, in existence, comming out of it in different states of evolving. Can you show me one?
A successful Young Earth Creationist, is someone who can take the bricks that are thrown at him, and use them as stepping stones to building a firm foundation in the word of God.
Livitican wrote :
Just to keep the argument simple, I'm not talking about amino acids and how they form simple DNA strands out of complex chemicals or "swamp soup," as you call it. The evolution of say, a simple reproducing organism into a thinking creature, takes a long, long time by human standards, and thus, it is difficult to show quick little examples in this context.
Again, I want to just talk about creation and evolution from this point on. What examples of creation will we see tomorrow? I doubt any new people or creatures will just appear out of thin air. What is the future of Creationism? How do we learn about how it works in our everyday lives? How do we teach our children to study Creationism so that they can apply it?
Many medical advances have come about through the study of genes, DNA, and micro-biology in general. All of these fields have a direct working relationship with the theory of evolution, just like the fields of physics and astronomy have a direct working relationship with the theory of gravity. What advances in medicine will come from children who are taught Creationism in lieu of evolution?
Even if you believe Creationism is how we came to be, there are no examples of it at work today. Simple fruit fly experiments show evolution working in such a clear fashion that grade school children can understand the process. Creationists should get together some experiments that show the effects of Creationism. Let me know how that goes, as I'll be first in line.