I am a freshman in a Public Highschool, and my Biology class is studying evolution. I am thinking to ask my Biology teacher if I could do a 5-10 minute presentation on Creationism, and why Christians don't believe in evolution.
I am thinking to mention that science is built up on theories on things in our world, and how the difference between the science in the Bible and the science in science in an atheist view is different because of faith. I will also mention that there are many things that evolutionists and creationists agree on, such as the order in which the world was created, and then also mention how Christians are open to scientific research about the world, but are against evolution because it is against what the Bible teaches (in terms that there is no God, or supernatural events that formed the world).
I will also talk about how the elements of life (DNA) are too complex to have been created by a process that is only by random, which supports creation, because there is a God.
And Second, the large number of links ("missing links") needed according to the Theory, in which small changes that lead to a big change have not been found.
My book teaches that the "missing links" have been found; thousands of transitional fossils. So what should I say against that? Is that accurate? What is the ratio, how statistically there would be many more missing links than that have been found based on non-transitional links that have been found?
Here is what the book says:
"In Darwin's time, paleontology was still a new science. Darwin worried about the lack of transitional fossils between groups of organisms. Since Darwin's time, however, many transitional forms have been discovered between species. Many of the large gaps in the fossil record have been filled in. The fossil record today includes many thousands of species that show the change in forms over time that Darwin outlined in his theory. These "missing links" demonstrate the evolution of traits within groups as well as the common ancestors between groups."
That seems very bias in my opinion, because many creationists today are still arguing about the "missing links" and this book says they have been found! (No wonder everyone in my class believe in evolution)
I also want to mention that in a 2001 poll, 79% of the parent population wanted creation taught in public schools, and 21% did not. Is there a more recent poll than this?
Then I think I will read Genesis 1.
I'd also like to mention some geological proofs of creation, or some other proof. Are there any specific proofs that are good to use? Please send me some links. (I might talk about how since our galaxy spins, if the earth were old, it would have "torn apart".
Then I want to mention how there are many things that scientists do not know about evolution, and how the reason many people believe in evolution is because they are only taught what scientists do know about evolution, so then it seems more reasonable to them. But if they were taught the weaknesses, maybe they would have a second thought about it.
Is there a better way I could present this? Are there any things that I should remove or add to this? Please comment.