Learn more about evolution

Discussion about scientific issues as they relate to God and Christianity including archaeology, origins of life, the universe, intelligent design, evolution, etc.
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Learn more about evolution

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Post by rockman0 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:23 pm

Where could I go to learn to about evolution? Wikipedia is a horrible resource because it's user-generated. A lot of the websites that I find are pro-evolution, anti-Christian in tone and do not do a good job of explaining. I think that the best way to counter an argument is to know your argument. So, does anyone have any idea of a nonbiased place that I can learn more about evolution? Where did you learn about it?

P.S. I read the article here talking about gradualism and equillibrium something, but I cannot understand a thing without first knowing some background. Thanks!

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Post by Reactionary » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:13 am

I'd recommend these sites and resources:

http://creation.com/qa#faqs
http://www.answersingenesis.org/get-ans ... y-articles
http://www.icr.org/

Now, as for them being nonbiased, hmmm... y:^o
What I've learned is that very few people are nonbiased, everyone adjusts the facts to their own worldviews. But still, it's important to see the other side of the story. Creationists seem more convincing to me personally, because they admit when they're wrong, they list the bad arguments that shouldn't be used, while evolutionists tend to resort to ad hominem attacks, arrogance and deception. Materialistic/naturalistic worldview also seems very flawed to me. I suggest checking those resources in order to learn more.
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Re: Learn more about evolution

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Post by Seraph » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:29 am

Maybe reality and truth have a pro-evolution bias. :)

But more seriously, as Reactionary said it's difficult to determine if something is truely unbiased because people by nature are often going to say that an article arguing for something they don't believe is biased while saying it's objective if they agree with the conclusion. I personally find arguements for evolution more convincing than those against it, but I think one can be intellectually honest and come to either conclusion.
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Post by August » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:49 pm

There are a bunch of resources here: http://www.asa3.org/ASA/topics/Evolutio ... n%20Basics

The commentary on the site is creation oriented, but the resources in the links may be what you are looking for.
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Post by PaulSacramento » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:45 am

In regards to evolution and faith:
www.biologos.org

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Post by rockman0 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:11 pm

Thanks guys for the links. They're very helpful. And yes, I agree now that it's difficult to determine biased and unbiased sources.

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Post by joejmz » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:58 pm

I find the articles at http://www.scienceagainstevolution.org/new.htm to be well-written and they do a great job of keeping away from making their arguments against the theory of evolution become arguments for creation.

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