Well, it seems that the Scopes trial in the '20's didn't settle much in Tennessee; now instead of Dayton, Tn being a laughing stock, the whole state is. The Tennessee Senate just voted 24-8 for a bill which protects teachers who wish to teach "alternate
scientific theories" from prosecution. This allows creationists and change of climate deniers to promote their theories in science classes. Opposed by nearly all the science associations one could name, this silly bill opposes intellectual pursuits of students and further damages the name of religion in the state. The Tennessee House had okayed the bill last year. So they thought about it for a year and then passed it.
Yes, I do believe in evolution--one cannot observe nature and doubt evolution. YES, I DO BE IEVE THAT GOD CREATED THE WORLD, and I am willing to give Him the respect that He could have created it the way HE WANTED TO.
Who am I to say that He couldn't have created it in six days or with a big bang? Or taken millions of years to do it?
By the way, the Hebrews did not have many words for time as English does--when
translating anything to do with time, it was translated "day". Hmmm. And of course, most of our translations are based on the Hebrew Bible.
I am no theologian, but things like this raise my blood pressure.