Only thing I don't like about this article is use of the word "Proof" as in, that those special changes in just the right places are "proof" of God's hand. It isn't proof in any sense and our society loves using that word much too freely. It is an interesting thing, but it is not proof.
I loved the education I received from BYU about evolution. It strengthened my testimony immeasurably for the reasons other commenters have described.
Let's just be careful about what is "proof" and what is just "interesting".
The language of The Creation of the Earth in Genesis is interesting: "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life..." and "Let the earth bring forth ...after their kind". It sounds similar to evolution. Are the 'waters' and the 'earth' helping create life? However when it comes to the creation of mankind the wording changes: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness". Is this implying that evolution/natural selection were used to prepare the earth to receive, and sustain, the very similar life form of Man?
What I love about the DNA percentage points that separate humans from other species on this planet is that it is proof positive that we belong here, on Earth.
By listening to the media and other outlets, Humans are considered the most destructive, destroying, bunch on the planet and that Earth would be better off without us. But, DNA proves them wrong. We belong here on Earth and Earth with all of her beautiful creations, belong to us.
We need to remember that and take care of it.
Fascinating article. The author writes that a few changes in just the right places are proof of intelligent design. Or, perhaps, it's proof of natural selection in just the right places. Intelligent design doesn't do science or religion any good. BYU teaches Darwinian evolution. It doesn't teach creationism, or I.D. I hate the phrase "settled science" but it's pretty clear that it's case closed when it comes to natural selection vs other theories of how life arose.
I want to stress I see no conflict between natural selection, and the gospel. It's only atheists who fear religion, or theists who fear science that create this conflict. The Lord will reveal all in due time, even how he created life. Then, maybe, this debate might be settled once and for all.
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