Chatterbox: Down to Earth

SmileY know there ys already a thread for thys,but yt was gettyng so byg!!! Creatyon and Evolutyon. Y belyeve that we were created and that the Earth was made yn 6 days. For those who belyeve yn evolutyon,(know Y am truely curyus) yf we were evolved from monkeys,why are there still monkeys??? Please don't take offense,and please answer!!!!

submitted by Bekah P., age almost 12, North Dakota
(December 5, 2008 - 10:57 am)

Now I understand what you mean about the "y's" & "I's". :)D)D)

OOoh!  Ooh!  Ahh!  Ahh!  I'm a monkey!  Oooh!  Ooh! Ahh!  Ahh!!!


submitted by Paige P., age 12 ._., Gorham, Maine
(December 5, 2008 - 4:57 pm)

You are so weird!!!!!!Tongue out

submitted by Bekah P., age almost 12, North Dakota
(December 6, 2008 - 3:04 am)

Oh yay! I've been wanting to talk evolution/creation with someone! And I really hope I don't offend anyone, because some of my fave people on this site are creationists. So, here goes. 

Firstly, according to the new evolutional theory, monkeys and us both evolved from the same ancestor, who is no longer alive. But I'm not sure I agree that all animals evolved from, say, a single cell. There is too much variety in our world for that, and the animals would have had to travel huge distances.

I actually believe in both evolution and creation. I think that the theory that God created us and we evolved from there has come up, as well as the idea that 6 of God's days could be millions of years, both of which seem reasonable to me. No one, however, has mentioned that maybe God caused evolution. I mean, His mind is so immense that anything under His power could happen.

Okay, some evidence towards evolution: 

1) Vestigial structures (like the leg bones in whales)  

2) Breeds of dogs, where we influenced evolution

3) Fossils show evidence of evolution

4) Skeletal structures, like the similarities in a cat's paw, a dolphin's fluke, a bat's wing, and a human's hand.

5) Embryos have very similar features before they're born, such as the 4 limbs on a whale embryo, two of which shrink.

So thats a bit to chew on!  

submitted by Willa C. , age 12 5/4, HERE
(December 7, 2008 - 12:59 pm)

Hmmm.....  I tried posting this before, but it didn't work.....  Fortunately, I copied it!!!

Genesis 1:20-21 says, "So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.   And God saw that it was good."  If He calls something good, he won't need to change it! In fact, He blessed them.  "God blessed them and said, 'Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.'  And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day." Genesis 1:22-23    Genesis 1:24 goes on to say, "And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.' And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good."  He never said, "Hmmm, you know, I don't think I like that whale that I made yesterday.  I think I'll evolve it into a hippo (or elephant, or whatever people think :-] ).  God already blessed them and saw that they were good, so He'd have no purpose to change them!  In fact, at the end of the sixth day, it says, "And God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day."

submitted by Paige P., age 12, Gorham, Maine
(December 9, 2008 - 6:01 pm)

I have a little problem with the dog thing. We all know most breeds of dog are pretty different from wolves...:):) But my thing is, what happens with dog breeding is that all they do is bring out the recessive genes. I mean that there is nothing any dog has about them that their parents did not have in their genes also. So really, dogs haven't evolved.

submitted by Emily L., age 13, WA
(December 9, 2008 - 11:40 pm)

My piano teacher's teacup (miniature) Maltese eats pigears (that are bigger than her head) just like a wolf.

submitted by Paige P., age 12:), Gorham, Maine
(December 10, 2008 - 4:52 pm)

Hee hee!!!

submitted by Paige P., age 12, Gorham, Maine
(December 7, 2008 - 4:07 pm)

What they SAY is that only some of the monkeys evolved into humans. The weird thing is that they've never been able to determine the exact ancestor of humans. (Australopithecus was determined unrelated.)

submitted by Emyly L., age 13, WA
(December 7, 2008 - 6:29 pm)