Evolution and God (if he exists) as "the Creator"
Hey everyone. I wanted to post a specific topic concerning something I most recently learned from my research into evolutionary theory. After reading Ken Miller's book, Finding Darwin's God, I find that accepting evolution is an essential element in maintaining consistency within one's belief in God because God is said to be the creator of every living thing. If one believes that God is the creator of every living thing, then how can God be responsible for new strains of viruses and bacteria that are constantly evolving into new, never before seen forms? Is God always creating this new engineered organisms, and just duping the scientists into thinking their experiments are producing them? Because examples like this, I find it absolutely necessary for an individual who believes in a God that is also the creator to believe in evolution as means which creates on God's behalf. If one does not believe in evolution, then God must surely be infinitely busy "creating" new bacteria in laboratories every day. To me, it just seems so simple to explain the "creation" (if you want to call it that) of new life in terms of the evolutionary process because then God truly is the creator of every living thing. Of course, this assumes that God is behind evolution, which of course is faith-based and beyond the realm of scientific evidence. However, if one believes in God, it appears that accepting evolution in this modern world is a necessity if one is to maintain consistency within their belief as God the Creator. To reject it would be to live in a bubble of scientific ignorance and spiritual bankruptcy.
Note: If you're a Creationist and try to bring up the "micro evolution" vs "macro evolution" bologna, don't waste your breath. Arguing that position is clear evidence of your lack of understanding of evolution. Read a damn book (a good book) and then come back to ask your question, if you still wish to ask it.
The implication that we should put Darwinism on trial overlooks the fact that Darwinism has always been on trial within the scientific community. -- From Finding Darwin's God by Kenneth R. Miller
Chaos and chance don't mean the absence of law and order, but rather the presence of order so complex that it lies beyond our abilities to grasp and describe it. -- From From Certainty to Uncertainty by F. David Peat