The question: “I’m curious, is there anybody on the stage that does not agree -- believe in evolution?”
Three of the ten hands went up:
Senator McCain added: "I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also."
Mr. Huckabee said: “he is not opposed to teaching Darwin's theory” later, here.
Me, personally, I was amazed that only three hands were raised, but hey, I really don’t know these guys.
What about America?
Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. March 28-29, 2007. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.
"Which one of the following statements come closest to your views about the origin and development of human beings? Humans developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process. OR, Humans developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process. OR, God created humans pretty much in the present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so."
God Guided, 30%
"Do you think the scientific theory of evolution is well-supported by evidence and widely accepted within the scientific community?"
My questions are for the “God Guided” above with the question, “Humans developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process”.
If God is the Creator, why would it take Him over millions of years to guide a process from less advanced forms of life? How can you trust in a God that you believe cannot even create what we see today but can only produce less forms of life and guide them as they grow themselves? Would that not mean that the creature is equal or greater than the Creator that could not create it in the state by which it has come now on its own? What purpose would (did) it serve?
Is this coming from Christians? From Christians that believe the Word of God?
Sorry, but am I the only one that finds this strange?