Originally posted by The Big Matt
even as a true believer in the word of God, you have to believe in evolution as well.
I mean we all came from Noah and his family according to the bible.
1 - hundreds of races were created, each very different
2 - thousands of minor changes between people of different climates, etc, exist today
3 - obviously incest is ok
4 - who says things like retardation, downs syndrome, etc, isn't some form of mutant evolution gone wrong?
Yes as MoonDog put it Evolution is part of the Creationist's handbook. But we only apply it as can be proven by nature. Macroevolution has never presented definitive proof of ever happening. It is all conjecture. Where as Microevolution is accepted and proven by both sides of the argument.
BTW, Macroevolution is evolution that is transspeciated. Microevolution is change within the species.
*Your points 1 and 2 are Microevolution not Macro.
*Point 3, I would agree with. Logically because there were no others with which to procreate. Obviously, today we have far more options.
*Point 4 is an outdated, erroneous and defunct proof of Macroevolution. Some Evolutionists use to believe that people that had Downs Syndrome were actually people with traits of a previous, less advanced stage of human evolution—the mongoloid stage. That's why people with Downs Syndrome are sometimes referred to as Mongoloids. That is a term now considered offensive since that theory has clearly been proven incorrect.
BTW, a little snippet of knowledge for you. Incest would not be a problem with a pure gene pool. Adam and Even had a pure pool of genes. Therefore their grandchildren would have experienced absolutely no ill effects as a result of incest. Only after years and years of mutations
do we now witness problems. This is easy to understand if you have a working knowledge of genetics.
Take a purebred dog for instance; they generally experience health problems due to inbreeding. A mutt does not encounter the same problems because of a much broader gene pool. Therefore we can conclude before dogs were bred they were much healthier.
So 6000 years ago there was one kind of dog and it was a pure race and healthy. After many years of population grouping and mutations eventually and statistically a pair of dogs with the same mutated gene would reproduce. Now every dog in that bloodline carries on this trait. After 1000s of years and many mutations it is much easier to have a problem when inbreeding, especially when the inbreeding happens over and between several generations.