I personally find it weird to hear so much controversy1 over something as simple as evolution. The word is part of everyday use as a euphuism for progress: the evolution of the motor car, a child to adulthood (major changes), social and political (arguable), stars in the main sequence, the elements (yep, they evolved), and the main one: science.

No one questions the existence of the above evolutionary processes, and the ongoing changes. The point I am making is that few fail to grasp the concept, or fail to understand what you mean when you mention evolution.

Would it not be the height of hypocrisy to claim that God would never use evolution as a means of change and progress for living things, when so much evolutionary process already exists, and is part of change everywhere in the Universe?

I have not gone on about the evidence for genetic...

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