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This is a group devoted to exploring creation through natural science (Particularly evolutionary biology), and the harmony between science and faith. People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome. This group supports the belief in a god or creator, but does NOT support Creationism (The pseudo-scientific, religious belief that God designed, and created fixed ''kinds'' of life suddenly, without natural processes like evolution). All science-related submissions are allowed as long as they do not promote Creationism or antitheism. Religious-themed submissions are permitted as long as they have some connection to natural science (And if they don't promote Creationism, but you know that). Anti-creationist submissions are permitted as long as they are tasteful, and don't condemn God or faith in general.
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Founded 2 Years ago
Nov 21, 2011

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Useful links

The BioLogos Foundation: A community of evangelical Christians committed to exploring and celebrating the compatibility of evolutionary creation and biblical faith. biologos.org/
Perspectives on Theistic Evolution: A site with good articles and an excellent book list. www.theisticevolution.org/
Christians Against Creationism: A Facebook group. www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/g…
Celebrating Creation by Natural Selection: Another Facebook group. www.facebook.com/groups/celebr…
Evolution of Religion: A collaboration of natural and social scientists exploring whether religion has evolutionary origins. evolution-of-religion.com/
TalkOrigins: A Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation/evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology. www.talkorigins.org/
Celebrating Evolving Creation: A Christian website. evolvingcreation.com/
God of Evolution: A website about Christianity, evolution, the harmony between them and other perfectly reasonable things. www.godofevolution.com/

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:iconcomixqueen:
Hi, I want to submit my Tiktaalik painting to this group, but I can't find the submit-deviation button...
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TheMorlock Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I would have to add you as a contributor.
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:iconcomixqueen:
I'm already a contributor/admin to ten groups, I've hit DA's limit :(
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teamquavers Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm curious as to how you would answer this article from creation.com:
creation.com/the-necessity-for…
I've thought about the theistic-evolution position before, but it seems to contradict the Bible too much, so I'm 100% a young-earth creationist. Thoughts?
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TheMorlock Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for asking. :) I for one am not a proponent of the day/age interpretation. I see the days as symbolic concepts rather than chronological. Taking the days as literal units of time raises several problems; Night and day are separated twice (Gen. 1: 5 & 16), and later in Genesis 2 introduces an alternative creation story where animals and plants are created after man as opposed to before man as in Genesis 1. It has been argued that the 6 days of creation are ordered by importance in response to a pagan theogeny. In response to the usual (for the time) narrative of many gods and demigods contributing to creation, Genesis offers the alternative of one almighty God. The gods of light and dark are done away with in the first day, the primordial sea monsters in the fifth, and finally, in the final day, it is established that all of mankind is created in God's image. There are no demigods or god kings. It makes much more sense when you put it in historical context.
I hope that's helpful. :)
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teamquavers Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for replying to my question ^.^ I read Genesis 2 again, but it seems to be a more detailed account of the creation, not a separate or contradictory one.
creation.com/genesis-contradic…
However, I think the bigger issue here is if there was indeed pain, suffering, and death before man sinned (like dinosaurs killing and eating each other millions of years ago), then it undermines the message of the Gospel. Man's sin brought pain, suffering, and death; so there had to be the perfect Man, Jesus, God in the flesh, to take away our sins and its horrendous penalties of pain and death. The existence of pain and death before the existence of sin makes it all null and void, and makes God a monster.

Thank you for reading my thoughts and concerns. Take care :)
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TheMorlock Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Jesus came to earth to show us the way to live, and to make heaven on earth. That would be meaningful no matter whether there was death or pain before sin or not. I believe the "death" that Paul mentions is more like a spiritual death, as opposed to physical death. Physical death is an inevitability regardless of our belief in Christ. 
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Paleo-King Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
If anyone has some good Ceratopsian or Hadrosaur evolutionary family trees featuring just the heads, this is a good place to fave them. You know, just so all the people enamored by Dawkins can finally see that evolution followed distinct patterns and wasn't just some chance accident.
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TheMorlock Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you know of any?
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Paleo-King Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm working on sauropods for now, so no. But it's a good idea. If you are planning to draw some ceratopsian heads this would be a cool project. I'd ask Amin (Paleo-Reptiles) but I don't think he has time for it.
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