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Intelligent design or evolution?Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at 9:20 AM
I will get to the title in a minute.
Early in the morning I sit at my workplace with a sliding glass door in front of me and watch the birds, squirrels, (sometimes my cats) deer, turkey etc., doing their morning routine. I can not help but be amazed at the diversity and beauty of nature.
Today a bird got disoriented and slammed into the glass window (even though we have taken precautions to try to avoid this) and it fell dazed to the patio. The dogs came running and one of our cats responded as well, so I thought sure I was going to have to rescue the little fella from the jaws of our cat.
Much to my surprise Kit Kat ran up, checked it out, then stood over it as if protecting it from the dogs. He did not try to capture it, play with it or eat it. I picked it up, held it for a few minutes until it regained its' equilibrium and away it flew.
While I was watching the bird, I was able to appreciate its' delicate and beautiful features. Then I started to think how amazing it was to think that this creature supposedly came from the same cell as the cat, the dog, our goldfish, the silly gnat that is buzzing my head right now, etc.
I realize that believing in a supreme being is difficult to some, but how much harder is it to believe that all the wonders of nature came from the same molecules, the same cell, the same protozoa. That is much harder for me to believe and intelligent design seems so much more reasonable.
It may seem strange but I DO believe in evolution but AFTER God created the basics. I believe plants or animals evolve & adapt to their changing environment, or they die.
I am sure humans have evolved or adapted to some of their environment. We can tolerate heat in the South that withers the folks from up North and I sure can not tolerate the cold that they live in.
I realize that there are those who will not agree and I truly would like to hear their explanations of the wide diversity we see throughout the world.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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