People once thought the earth was flat.
I think this concept falls flat. In the WAY olden days, people didn’t hop into their Lexus with GPS, and chat on their cell phones to find a latte on the flat earth.
The ROUND Earth is so logic laden, it defies explanation. Anyone with even the slightest tendency to discern ‘how things work’ should come to ‘believe’ the earth is probably round.
Let’s go back in time: Your home is a campsite. Most likely, this is where the majority of people spent their time. You notice the sun rising over yonder past that big tree in the morning, then setting over the lake in the late afternoon. You can’t help to notice that it does this every day.
Every evening the moon comes up from the direction of that big tree, and goes down over the lake.
An Earth-centric Universe seems a logical premise to those without modern technology, but a flat earth? Really? Where do the sun, moon, and stars go, after descending beyond the lake? How do they come back up, (and in the same approximate spot,) every day? Are they rolling across the underbelly of the flat earth until they push out and ‘rise’ over the big tree? Do the oceans spill out over the edge? Why do the waves keep crashing into the shore?
Seems round is more logical – – like the shape of the moon!
I also don’t see how evolution precludes creation.
Evolution is proof that life comes from life. This forms the foundation for every single cell within any evolutionary process, ever.
Life didn’t evolve from non-life. The first life was not evolution: that process began after life.
The core of evolution is it’s most tangible proof : life never produces life – – without a living predecessor.
The evolutionary process has nothing to do with life’s inception.
Every life came from the life before. Without this mandate, evolution would be unable to operate – in theory or in practice – even for a nanosecond.
The moment any life isn’t a byproduct of evolutionary processes, evolution’s explanatory power becomes flaccid. If abiogenesis could ever be proved, it would disprove evolution is needed for life. Nothing more, nothing less.
Even God is powerless to defy evolutionary processes more than that.
That is, more or less, the dawning of a rapidly expanding universe within the conceptual confines of science.