If God created everything, including space-time, then wouldn't such a deity be independent of space-time as we know it, and therefore be able to interject and withdraw at his discretion?If your God is outside of space-time, then it is impossible for you or anyone else to know anything about him. Your further contention that this thing created all life becomes even more absurd. How can something of which you can know nothing, create anything?
That's funny, I thought "kinds" was an English word meaning:The word "kinds" is a religious term, you will not find it in any real science.
a. A group of individuals or instances sharing common traits; a category or sort: different kinds of furniture; a new kind of politics.
b. A doubtful or borderline member of a given category: fashioned a kind of shelter; a kind of bluish color.
a. Underlying character as a determinant of the class to which a thing belongs; nature or essence.
b. The natural order or course of things; nature.
c. Manner or fashion.
How do you come to that absurd conclusion If you're insinuating that I believe there was a global flood, you're making an assumption. DO I believe there was a flood?? Kinds as described in the flood account wasn't referring to species or biological categories, but rather clean and unclean varieties. Sea animals, birds, and aquatic mammals didn't need to be brought on board. My understanding is that there weren't a lot of animals on board the ark. That belief only exists in the minds of those who interpret the story in it's most literal sense. Do I believe there was a large catastrophic flood? Yes. Do I believe it was global? No. The Hebrew word "kol erets" can mean regional or local land.It's origin sprang for those trying to cram billions of species onto the Ark. Reducing billions of species into "kinds" made the fictitious story more palatable.
How can you make an accurate judgement of what I believe without further inquiry? I am simply not convinced that the evidence presented by proponents of Darwinian evolution indicates purely unguided evolutionary processes.If you don't believe evolution took millions of years then you are willfully ignoring the mountains of fossil evidence. You are willfully avoiding the multiple and extremely accurate dating methods science now has. You are avoiding an established body of facts because it clashes with your belief.
I have to ask if you're assuming that I'm avoiding what you call facts to avoid clashing with my beliefs, because in reality, you could be doing the very same thing. Allegations like that can easily swing both ways. I'm honestly telling you that the evidence I see proposed for purely evolutionary processes isn't compelling enough to adopt the atheistic worldview. That would indeed require more faith than the worldview I currently subscribe to.
Why would you say I'm not open-minded and reasonable? Because I disagree with you? Isn't that intolerant? I happen to think I'm very open minded. I consider the full weight of an argument. There are very intelligent scientists of both beliefs working in labs and institutes all over the world. Their work is admirable. I wouldn't ignore it. To ignore all of it would be folly. Open minded means considering both natural and supernatural explanations and examining each on it's own merit. You seem to think that I should only consider naturalistic explanations. Is that open minded?In the beginning you appeared to be an open minded and reasonable individual. Now I'm not so sure. Willful ignorance is a terrible trait. To purposely ignore the years and years of hard work by hundreds of thousands of dedicated scientists, is shameful.