Merry - posted on 07/29/2011 ( 151 moms have responded )
I was taught with a Christian curriculum for school so my knowledge of evolution is small. I've heard that evolution means that there was at one point one tiny particle that spontaneously mutated into another particle, or grew or something. And it mutated or grew from a single cell into a type of animal. I think i was told that then this creature turned into some type of fish, then amphibian, then reptile, then bird, then mammal, then ape, then human. I thought this sounded quite ridiculous
Then I was told by another person that evolution means that there was many one cell creatures that each developed differently. One turned into a fish another into reptiles, etc.
But then I constantly heard we evolved from apes. But this makes no sense to me since apes are still here, so how could they turn into humans if they are still apes.
So I'm quite confused as to what people believe about evolution.
And I'm interested in knowing what's been sufficiently proven.
I know it's been proven that the big bang happened to start this all. I personally believe god created the big bang. But is there a non religious belief as to what started the big bang?
I've never had a non Christian class on evolution so I really am not knowledgeable about it at all.
So small words if possible please! Simple concepts would be best too. I just want to understand. So I can hopefully figure out what I believe too.
Don't try to disprove god, just tell me why evolution is believed and what it entails.
This isn't exactly a debate, not in the debating back and forth way, but it is a debatable topic. But I mostly want info, not so much debating.