One Brief Thought on Evolution

Dear Reader,

So I don’t want to get into a big discussion of creationism versus evolution in this post (and everything in between). Perhaps in another post. My own position is still somewhat ambivalent or perhaps I should say in flux.

But I had one thought today that I wanted to share. I was reading an article on various dinosaur fossils that have been found and the scientists’ theories about them and all the animals that may have come in between. And I thought, “this is really cool.” For instance, this article (in the magazine BBC Knowledge, by the way) said that the first birds may have had 4 wings instead of two. Wouldn’t that be cool to see? Maybe that specific bit is not true, but when I think of all the kinds of creatures that we know God has made, and all the kinds He may have made, and how (I believe) He rejoices in His creation, I want it to be true. Maybe it’s not the best reason for believing anything, but I’d really like to believe in a  world in which all these fantastical creatures had at some time existed.

I know there are various explanations for dinosaur fossils even among those who call themselves strict 6-day creationists. One of the first ones I heard was that the creatures never lived but God placed their remains in our earth, perhaps to test our faith. But this I cannot accept. It seems too deceptive. I don’t think our God works that way. And more than that, He does delight in His creations, in all His marvelous creatures. I can’t see Him making them just to be bones and never to live.

Nebby

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