Most creationists are guilty of the very thing they accuse evolutionists of doing: misinterpreting the evidence!
Actually, the commonly accepted religious concept of creation has changed little since medieval theologians insisted the earth is flat.
Only some six or so thousand years ago, according to this concept, God created “out of nothing” the universe and everything in it.
Not only does this idea overlook the actual biblical account of creation, it also represents a misinterpretation of the physical evidence to support a preconceived and erroneous notion.
One can only wonder how many educated people have rejected the whole idea of special creation merely because they have not heard the true biblical account. The biblical account of creation, as recorded in the first chapters of Genesis, is compatible with the entire body of provable, observable, measurable, recordable scientific data. What this means is that the physical evidence of and by itself does not require choosing between an evolutionary process on the one hand or belief in a universe that is only about 6,000 years old on the other hand. (more…)