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by hughfarey
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

The obvious question I would have for you, is do you believe in the virgin birth of Christ, and his resurrection, which are both New Testament miracles? Yes, I thought you might. The answer, as I wriggled away with just now, is that I don't know. In several circumstances we have an undisputed befor...
by hughfarey
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

Yes, fair enough, Kurieou. I guess the trouble with any of these quasi-philosophical labels, even YEC and Day-Age, is that there is no hierarchy up which one can climb to find a definitive definition, so they all disagree with each other to some extent. If we have to label people, it might be better...
by hughfarey
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: "Tree" or "Web" of Life? A Tale of Red Wolf "Species"
Replies: 8
Views: 41

Re: "Tree" or "Web" of Life? A Tale of Red Wolf "Species"

I am indeed related to monkeys, as are you, and proud to be so. However, although I am also related to whales and hippos, I cannot boast that any of my ancestors was either. Whales, hippos, you and I can claim that we all share a great-great-great... momma in a rather small ratty looking lady living...
by hughfarey
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Mediate or Immediate? God Forming Us In Our Mother's Womb
Replies: 14
Views: 39

Re: Mediate or Immediate? God Forming Us In Our Mother's Womb

I don't recognise the distinction between mediate and immediate. Not a single metabolic process nor cell division occurs without the direct, personal, immediate action of God, but he follows his precise divine plan so intimately and perfectly that some people are led into the belief that it all happ...
by hughfarey
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: "Tree" or "Web" of Life? A Tale of Red Wolf "Species"
Replies: 8
Views: 41

Re: "Tree" or "Web" of Life? A Tale of Red Wolf "Species"

The term "species" is a human construct to help in the understanding the relationships between organisms, and so obviously has blurred edges. There are many species which are wholly reproductively distinct, but the nature of evolution is such that we wouldn't expect that invariably to be t...
by hughfarey
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

This isn't proof for evolution. Here is a very old post... Yes, I suppose it must be. It starts well, but soon becomes no more than a litany of creationist 'facts' which are, of course, wholly disputed by evolutionists. Modern genetics has proven Darwin totally wrong. Obviously not. Yet evolutionis...
by hughfarey
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

Study appears legitimate, of foxes domesticated by humans eventually changing in their appearance to have more "domestic dog"-like features Yes. I note a clear distinction between two experiments here. The wolves on the video were not bred especially. The cubs were taken from the wild, an...
by hughfarey
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

Fascinating living in the UK, and waking up to find all these interesting posts accumulating overnight! Dogs. Yes, it took dozens of generations to make them look and behave like dogs rather than wolves, so I'm not very surprised that you can't produce a domestic dog from a wolf just by treating it ...
by hughfarey
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

Are you talking to me? I'm not sure I understand the question. And admit my ignorance so-far-as Miacids are concerned. Not really; it's just that whatever the subject, even the slightest mention of the a-- word is enough to divert it towards Noah's Fludde. Again. and the second part was not aimed a...
by hughfarey
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

I wish I hadn't included the words in parentheses! I still want to know what the creation of the "dog kind" might actually have looked like, if not via the visually indistinguishable Progressive Creation or Theistic Evolution.
by hughfarey
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

I also think it is wrong to look at species based upon similarities and differences in their physical characteristics. Genetics has proved such is often wrong, yet such it is still often used.' Absolutely right. However, I wanted to overleap the rather minor squabbles we occasionally see about whet...
by hughfarey
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

I also believe this bit of the following article... "Actually the assignment of a certain number of millions of years to a rock formation does not derive from the strata itself. The standard Geological Column became the reference point, even though it does not appear anywhere on earth except i...
by hughfarey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

Hugh, the "intervention" began with how and when God created various things. The interconnectedness of species and their interdependencies, their created environments, and especially of their timings of the arrival and interdependencies of all dictate how things transpired. This is true w...
by hughfarey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

I think Kurieou's post is a very good summary. But permit me a small flight of fancy, and then a question. Supposing he and I had looked down upon a group of miacids, living in the trees in North America about 42 million years ago. Resembling cats, but with rather rat-like faces, they preyed on tree...
by hughfarey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolving from Simple to Complex?
Replies: 86
Views: 423

Re: Evolving from Simple to Complex?

Thanks, DBowling. If this is at all persuasive to anybody, then there is not much more to say. To think that the entire verse, "וַתּוֹצֵא הָאָרֶץ דֶּשֶׁא עֵשֶׂב מַזְרִיעַ זֶרַע, לְמִינֵהוּ, וְעֵץ עֹשֶׂה-פְּרִי אֲשֶׁר זַרְעוֹ-בוֹ, לְמִינֵהוּ; וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב" can refer to nothi...

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