Well, I believe in a type of evolving. I believe what the bible says.. ....
Gen 1:11 Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.
Gen 1:12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so.
Gen 1:25 God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. "After their kind"
is the key words. I don't believe that a bear came from a fish, or that humans came from monkeys. I don't believe we all started out from a single cell organism that came out of some mud puddle. I believe God created all sorts of different animals, and that there has been changes to some that will cause various types
. Just as we see different breeds of dogs that we humans have manipulated into being. BUT.... everytime you see a change, it's with a loss of information - not an addition.
Explaination..... if you breed a medium size dog with a little dog - you generally
get smaller dogs - not larger. Those smaller dogs have lost a bit of ability to have a medium size dog. Same goes for the other way around.... they have also lost the ability to have smaller dogs because they are now a mix of the two. The only way to get it back is to do another breeding. But each individual
animal out of the breedings has lost part of what it's genetic make-up was.
I do believe in the survival of the fittest thing..... changes due to the need for living. But that has nothing to do with one animal changing
into another kind of animal.
I also believe in dinosaurs, but not in the carbon dating they use to try and figure out the age. Heck, someone carbon dated a coke can found in the ocean, and the carbon date was over a million years old. It does not take millions of years to make oil - that's been proven. It does not take millions of years for something to petrify or for stelagtites to form or for coal to happen.... that's also been proven. As a matter of fact, our library has 10 inch long stelagtites on it the last I saw. I've even seen fossils of a fish eating a fish, and a fish giving birth. AND I've seen coal that had recent items in them..... one had a necklace, and another had a small iron pot imbedded in it. The answer I believe for fossils, oil, many of the petrified trees - is a world wide flood. The evidence is there, but you have to look at it with open eyes, not with pre-conceived views. That goes for many Christian too. There are alot of Christians out there that don't believe in dinosaurs and fossils because scientists say they're millions of years old. And since Christians believe in a young earth, they say "well, it doesn't fit, so it just can't be real". The fact that dinos lived it real, they just aren't as old as scientists say.
Anyone REALLY wanting to find out can see some stuff at a site called www.drdino.com
, and another at www.creationevidence.org
Scientists are just as guilty of being close-viewed to what they see. When they see evidence to a young earth, they ignore it and say it just can't be.
More scientific facts that scientists ignore. Our sun is shrinking at a rate of 5 feet an hour - and if our world was millions of years old the sun would have at one time been in the very space the earth is. Also, when radioactive materials degrade, one of the elements it releases is helium. This helium gets trapped in our atmosphere. If we had an old earth, then the air would be so full of helium we couldn't live. Still more.... the magnetic field has been has been decreasing by 6% each year, so if the earth was old, we wouldn't even have a magnetic field. (I keep thinking of more. :) )