There have been many theories through the ages, as to how the earth began and how the diversity of life on it came about.  There is still disagreement within the academic community, because none of the proposed theories can be established as absolute fact.

Physical evidence is all around us, but we interpret that evidence according to our world view. Renowned philosopher Karl Popper suggested that a theory should "be considered scientific if, and only if, it can in principle be falsified by experiment; any idea not susceptible to falsification does not belong to science".  And so, if we can't prove something to be right or wrong by repeating it, or by observing it happen, it remains a theory.

Theories of orgins have changed throughout the years, influenced by changing world views and advances in science.  In the modern era, schools of thought have polarized into Darwinian evolutionary and Creationist antievolutionary theories, each accusing the other of misrepresenting their cases.  In fact there have been those on both sides who have used outright lies to discredit the other point of view.

I myself cannot accept evolutionary theory as truth.  For a start, the origin of life on the planet canot be logically or factually explained this way.  When the high priest of evolution (Richard Dawkins) says on camera "I don't know...perhaps aliens seeded life on earth," I have to wonder where he thinks the aliens got the seeds of life from!

Origins have to be clearly defined before one can go on, and it is beyond the ability of science to do this.  I see that atheistic explanations of the subsequent development of life are also sadly flawed.  On the other hand I believe that the loving God I know is capable of doing what He said He did -- creating everything that we see and more, and calling it "good". 

From observable science during the ages we see things changing, certainly, but not because of an increase in genetic information.  Loss of information is always the reason for changes.  Life forms in ancient times were more complex, more diverse, greater in size than the present.  This is the opposite of what evolution would predict, but it fits the theory of Creation and the Fall perfectly.  As sin entered the world, things began to decay and "devolve" or change for the worse.  God made everything with a full complement of genetic information needed to populate the earth with a myriad of designs and variations.  After this, creatures began to lose some of their genetic information and became more specialized, or different, in their appearance.

Evolutionists have gone to desperate lengths to prove their theory.  A good example is the very successful campaign to invoke ridicule on Creationists for supposedly believing in a "flat earth".  Although this effort has been debunked by those such as historian Jeffry Burton Russell, who have exhaustively researched the literature, it has unfortunately taken deep root in public thought.  The "flat earth myth" flourished from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was largely an attempt by evolutionists to discredit creationists. 

It is claimed that Christopher Columbus fell foul of the authorities for claiming the earth was a globe.  However the reality is that the authorities were well aware that the earth was a globe; it was the distance to be travelled which had them worried. 

There is also the myth that Galileo was in trouble with the church because of his Copernican ideas.  In fact this was not the reason at all, as the church largely accepted his beliefs.  The Galileo affair was more complex than has typically been portrayed.

The origin of life on earth continues to be a mystery for those who would spend their lives searching for it.  All efforts to discover it result in dead ends.

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