Existential Truth

SPECULATION VS. REVELATION

The Truth is:

NOBODY KNOWS!

Some call it Evolution,

   And others call it God.

     W.H. Carruth Each in his own tongue

Even though nobody knows how we got here, we can still search for insight by asking questions that reveal clarity, flaw or new ground to mine. Scholars of the past had many interesting things to say about the subject, and, contrary to the popular belief that Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution in the 1800's, the Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus taught much the same thing three thousand years ago.

(YOUR family tree, maybe?)

Religious thought centers on the creation of man by God. In the Bible, God reveals that he created the universe, the world and man. He doesn't explain how or provide formulas, he just states the fact and moves on. A heated and emotional argument between the camps of the two theories has ebbed and flowed over the past hundred years. Both sides have taken their hits.

Truth (trooth) n., pl. truths 1.Conformity to knowledge, fact, actuality, or logic. 2. Fidelity to an original or standard 3. Reality; actuality 4. A statement proven to be or accepted as true. 5. Sincerity; integrity.

 

The search for the truth of our existence fits the third definition of truth provided by Webster, which is "reality; actuality". The choice on creation boils down to one of "speculation" like that of Democritus, Epicurus and Darwin or "revelation" by God. Are there other options to creation besides the big two?

Click the picture of the ape woman on the left for a discussion on creationism versus evolution.

Creation vs Evolution

Dinosaurs & Evolution

Click the dinosaurs above for a discussion on earth history as it relates to evolution.