Compare Darwinism, Creationism/ID, Cosmic Ancestry What'sNEW

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DarwinismCreationism/IDCosmic Ancestry
Origin of life?chance (1)God/unspecified
intelligence (1)
undemonstrated (2)
Source of life?the cosmos
Origin of genetic programs?chance (1)God/unspecified
intelligence (1)
undemonstrated (2)
Source of genetic programs?the cosmos
Can mutation and natural selection produce microevolution?yes (1)maybe/yesyes
Can mutation and natural selection produce sustained macroevolutionary progress?noonly with HGT (3)
Can new genetic programs arrive suddenly?no?/?yes
Has life inhabited Earth for more than three billion years?yesno/yesyes
Did higher life forms descend from lower ones?yesno/maybe, but how?yes with HGT (3)
Does sustained macroevolutionary progress require ongoing miracles?yes! (4)yes/yes?no
What existed before the standard big bang?nothingGodsomething
Was there life before the standard big bang?nonoyes
What caused the material world to exist?the big bangGodscience cannot answer
What caused life to exist?chanceGod/unspecified
science cannot answer
(1) The answering philosophy treats these two questions as the same question.
(2) The origin of life and the origins of genetic programs are assumed events lacking direct supporting evidence and without logical grounding except for the standard big bang.
(3) HGT = Horizontal [or Lateral] Gene [or DNA or RNA] Transfer.
(4) The superastronomical unlikelihoods that darwinian evolution must overcome are effectively miracles.

NEW          There are clear unknowables in science — Marcelo Gleiser, Nature, 2018.
10 Aug 2019: Darwin's Doubt by Stephen C. Meyer [book review].
10 Jul 2014: "The Third Way" website: quotation and link
12-25 Jun 2013: correspondence with Michael Behe illuminates some differences between ID and CA.
10 Feb 2013: Thomas Nagel questions the adequacy of neo-darwinan evolution [book review].
11 Apr 2012: Tennessee law allows high school science classes to consider problems with the theory of evolution....
12 Oct 2011: Panspermia might reconcile creationism and neo-Darwinism according to a paper available online today.
12 Dec 2010: The existence of an aeon preceding our Big Bang is proposed by a pair of cosmologists.
5 Jun 2009: The enemy has become more diverse, says anthropologist Eugenie Scott.
7 Jul 2008: The Design Matrix: A Consilience of Clues — a book review with relevant discussion.
19 Oct 2005: Michael Behe testified in favor of Intelligent Design in a lawsuit in Dover, PA.

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