I appreciate you time explaining your understanding of the answer to my question.<quoted text>
This is EXACTLY how you should speak when addressing a subject about which you are ignorant. You say, "this is something I don't understand; here's the limit of my understanding, and I'd like to know more." What we don't do is say things like, "I don't understand subject X, therefore the science behind subject X is false and my favorite religious storybook is the correct explanation for subject X."
We currently know less and less about what exists RIGHT NOW the farther away from Earth we look. Now, we can make educated guesses based on the evidence we've seen from light that has spent millions of years making the trip from its source to Earth, but we don't actually know what exists today in any other solar system or any other galaxy. The best we can say is, X amount of time ago, Y existed in Z region.
The very farthest things we've seen is this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/most...
Its light has been speeding towards Earth for 13.3 billion years. That means it has existed almost as long as the universe itself, and has spent almost the entire existence of the universe getting its light this far. No matter how far an object is that we see, there are a couple things we can safely say: it probably doesn't exist RIGHT NOW; it isn't so far that the time its light has spent getting here exceeds the time the universe has existed; whatever changes we see occur in it are going to look like they're happening now, but they actually occurred before our solar system ever even existed; our galaxy will likely be destroyed before today's events in that location are visible from here (and vice versa).
The power that lies in seeing the past in the present is that we can see what happens to solar systems and galaxies to better understand what will happen with our solar system and galaxy without having to figure it out on the fly. One of the many reason we continue to look out into space.
Now, can you think of a way to ask questions about evolutionary theory like you did regarding space so you can learn more about it rather than making silly assertions and using logical fallacies to support your religious beliefs?
As for evolutionary theory, I think I understand enough about that to know I have no problem with a certain amount of evolution being being a part of what I believe to be a Created Earth.
I don't remember ever really believing in Santa Clause, even though we did leave cookies on the window sill since we didn't have a chimney.:)
I don't remember ever really believing in the tooth fairy either, even though I do remember putting at least one tooth under my pillow and finding a quarter under my pillow next morning. I also remember my tooth still being there and Mom telling me the tooth fairy must not have neede it . How rude !
We didn't do the Easter bunny thing, so never believed in it either.
I can't remember a time in my life when I was not aware of the existence of God. No amount of knowledge or scientific evidence, theory, or proof could make me not believe in God. I'm sure any proof science comes up with will fit nicely into my supernatural Faith based worldview.