Originally Posted by Megan
Junior Member Join Date: Jan 2007
Creation / Evolution Debate and Spiritual Development
Hi. I have written an article at my site about the creation/evolution debate and my conclusion has definite spiritual implications. I would love to hear what others make of this issue and possibly give some feedback on my belief. Simply put I believe
THE UNIVERSE ITSELF IS A LIVING, ONGOING PROCESS OF CREATION.
God expresses itself through evolution, and as time progresses we develop more and more of the Godlike attribute of CONSCIOUSNESS. Continue raising you Level of Consciousness, it benefits the whole world.
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After reading the first two pages, this thread morphed into some sort of intellectual flame war, so I skimmed quickly to the end to see if what I wanted to post would still have any meaning. Your reposting of the original post now gives it just that, so....
I just wanted to say that it seems to me that a case can be made for both creation AND evolution. I've come to the conclusion that God is not some sort of "ancient wizard in the sky," but rather The Ultimate Scientist. Every day, scientists learn more and more of how the Universe is put together, and cosmic string and unified field theories are now giving us PHYSICAL evidence that everything indeed IS connected to everything else.
But one of the more personal bits of evidence that helped bring God back into the debate was a nature show about EVOLUTION. One segment discussed the incredible variety of orchids; and one orchid in particular did it for me, which was a species who's appearance exactly mimicked a female bee in its center, allegedly to attract the male bee to the orchid and thereby trick the bee into landing on the orchid to "mate," and thereby pollenating the orchids inadvertently by landing on one after another of these false females.
As plants do not have visual sensors, I have a lot of difficulty accepting that the orchid would have any way of knowing what its main pollenating bee species looked like, and even if it did, how could a plant "think outside the box" in this manner? The ONLY explanation in my mind had to be that some conscious INTELLIGENCE was tinkering with nature.
So, I believe in evolution to the point that it was SET UP or PROGRAMMED by God or an OUC of some sort; but that the Universe is much too well-maintained a garden to simply be an accident of nature.