OK, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on that one
Whoops! I'm a creationist, and I'm certainly not a cretin thank you very much
One of the scientific laws is that life can only come from life. The big bang THEORY goes against this law (law, not a theory).
No such thing as scientific laws. As you said there are only theories. Also, how do you define life? It looks as though some scientists are getting very close to designing single celled organisms from components - is this alive?
There is no evidence for evolution, and that's too big a thing for me to ignore. We're still waiting for the missing link, could be waiting for a while me reckons.
Fossil records, DNA similarities between people, monkeys, fish etc...
Too many people forget that evolution is another THEORY, to teach it as fact is just plain wrong. It will remain a theory until it's proven.
Too many people forget the religion is a belief. To teach it as a theory is just plain wrong. Until there is evidence for it it will remain a religion.
Oh, and I don't think anyone is a cretin for believing in evolution, it's much easier to believe something like that than to think there is a god who just spoke us into existence.
There are plenty of cretins on this planet. Doesn't make a blind bit of difference what they believe in, or what theories they consider as beyond reasonable doubt.
Take just the human eye for existence (and forget about the rest of us!). It's such a complex piece of machinery, evolutionists believe that it came about by 'chance'.
Acutally, if you google around a bit there is at least one research group who showed through computer modelling how the eye could have evolved. It basically showed that taking three different layers of semitransparent light sensitive materials and applying random mutations with the goal that the "eye" be efficient at capturing light - the eye turned out to be a very efficient and common end point.
I read a particular scientist who calculated the mathematical odds for something like this, and he compared it to a tornado ripping through a scrapyard, and when it was gone, left behind was a fully working, functioning boeing 747.
absolutelely meaningless comparison. Probabilities and statistics don't work like that. It's like sayign in quantum physics there is a small but finite possiblity that my table will spontaneously jump left by three feet.
There have been many famous scientists who were (and are!) creationists, sir isaac newton springs to mind straight away. Definitely a smart boy there, with views not to be discounted.
Also a great believer in alchemy who spent a significant portion of his life trying to turn lead into gold iirc.
I am also persuaded that Darwin actually recanted his theory of evolution before he died, as I've read some letters of his housekeeper which appear to be genuine.
Any references? Any credible analysis of these letters?
/me throws tuppence on table
/me throws glove on the table