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How do Creationists/ID fanatics explain extinctions?

Most of the forms that have existed are now extinct - especially the sea dwelling forms. How do the religionists explain this?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • "Gods will" its how they explain everything. "god did it" enough said.
    very sad!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • To everything there is a season: forms arise, live, and die away.

    Why is it "very sad" when a change happens and certain species die off, but not "very sad" when a change gives rise to something new? They are both part of the same evolving world, are they not?

    A tree sprouts, grows, lives for decades, even a century, and then withers. This is natural. Same with species. Mankind can take steps to support a species, or may cause a premature extinction.
    But natural extinction is not a tragedy or something, is it?

    Answer by waldorfmom at 5:14 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • Ever read the story of Ishi?
    He was the last of his tribe of Indians in the Sacramento Valley area. When he died, no one any longer spoke that language or lived those beliefs & customs. But he spent the last decades of his life with San Francisco anthropologists, and he had quite a full life with his tribe before they all died, and quite a full life among these new people.

    When he passed, his folk-spirit became extinct. But his relationship with those San Franciscans transformed their lives, and their books about him continue to enrich their readers. ... Tragedy mixed with redemption.

    The phoenix rises from the ashes of its own immolation ... what looks like a state of life rising out of its opposite, death, is in actuality a continuum without ending ....

    Answer by waldorfmom at 5:21 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • "Gods will" its how they explain everything. "god did it" enough said.
    very sad!

    How would YOU explain it? Sad you condemn, yet haven't a better answer!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • Extinction and Creation are two very different subjects. The belief in creation doesn't mean they don't believe in death without the hand of God being involved...

    However, I have been wanting to post a similarly themed question, so maybe I will now...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:16 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • um extinction... things die off? what does that have to do with creationism? i agree with sabrina.
    god allows things to die. everything has a season. its called nature.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 1:57 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • Clairwil

    Answer by Clairwil at 7:25 AM on Mar. 1, 2010