Tag Archives: Evolution

67. Why doesn’t the Bible acknowledge microorganisms?

So much has been written by creationists and intelligent design proponents about the origin and complexity of single-celled organisms that one might assume the Bible was filled with references to them. But while the Bible does mention the creation of trees, … Continue reading

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65. Does the Giraffe’s neck infer intelligent design or evolution?

As we’ve seen, nature’s extremes can yield clues about whether evolution, or intelligent design, best explains the design choices we observe in nature. The long neck of the giraffe is no exception, and is used by both creationists and evolutionists … Continue reading

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62. Why aren’t modern vertebrates found with invertebrates in Cambrian fossil layers?

And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water … Continue reading

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55. Does the human yolk sac infer evolution?

The human yolk sac emerges during the first few days of gestation and provides some of the first cells and circulation necessary for life. After about seven weeks, the yolk sac’s role diminishes as it is supplanted by the placenta. But in oviparous (egg-laying) … Continue reading

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48. Does homology infer design or common descent?

If you’d asked me ten years ago what homology was, I probably would’ve answered, “The study of… homos…?” I had no idea, because I’d never bothered to explore any evidence in favor of evolution. But it was evidence from homology — … Continue reading

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46. How did marsupials migrate from Noah’s Ark to Australia and the Americas?

Marsupials are similar to placental mammals, but differ in how they reproduce. Most marsupials lack a placenta, so they are unable to feed their offspring in the womb. Instead, after only a few days of gestation, their young must crawl out … Continue reading

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34. Did God recycle our DNA to save time?

When geneticists first began comparing human and chimpanzee DNA, it could’ve been a great victory for creationism had we shared little or no DNA in common. Instead, as discussed in question #4, humans and chimps turned out to share roughly 95-98.5% of the same DNA, … Continue reading

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