In his hands

Posted: May 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Earlier this week a child asked “where do people come from?” Not a how was a baby made type of question but more of the first woman and man creation of humanity question.

Growing up in the time I did and in a religious family I immediately thought about the whole “Creation Vs. Evolution” debate.  I have wondered growing up why this debate existed at all.

I let the kids know through my limited understanding of human biology, genetics and evolution. That all living things on earth shared a common ancestry and that this is evident in the similar dna sequences in all living things on earth as well as the evolution of species taking place currently. I also let the kids know that this in the Christian bible the creation story was that god took the dirt and made the first man.

I said god bawled up the dirt and made the first man. I told the kids that when god bawled up the dirt that was where the magic happened where science was. I thought about the debate of the creation vs evolution and I wondered. What would have happened if the parents or teachers of Alexander Fleming told the man who the answer to some people getting better and others not was simply gods discretion? Would anyone have discovered penicillin?


I am in now way negating the existence or power of god I am simply stating that what happens within his hands is something that man should not fear but learn from.


Today, many religious denominations accept that biological evolution has produced the diversity of living things over billions of years of Earth’s history. Many have issued statements observing that evolution and the tenets of their faiths are compatible. Scientists and theologians have written eloquently about their awe and wonder at the history of the universe and of life on this planet, explaining that they see no conflict between their faith in God and the evidence for evolution. Religious denominations that do not accept the occurrence of evolution tend to be those that believe in strictly literal interpretations of religious texts.
—National Academy of Sciences, Science, Evolution, and Creationism[20]







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