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For example, if we see two religions, Christianity and Islam, we see some common thread. For example, they both argue that we will go to heaven or hell based on what we believe.
They both claim that the greatest sin is believing in a different doctrine than the official fate.
For example, in ancient time, the Catholic and the Arian duke it out to each other over whether Jesus is similar (Homoi Ousion) with God or the same (Homo Ousion).
The doctrines only differ in one letter. In Islam, those who will never get out of hell are those who believe that God has someone “equal” to him.
This similarity can be easily explained by natural selection. Whatever sells in
However, living creatures have many equivalent ways to create amino acids. Also DNA between genes does not affect natural selection in anyway. It doesn’t even affect the phenotype.
Any similarities between the humans and chimpanzees on those areas can then only be explained by common ancestors. Humans’ genes must have been somehow, “copy” of the genes of the Chimpanzes ancestors.
This is simply a stronger argument for vestigial organs. Years ago, proponent of evolution theory points out that vestigial organs show that species are not created independently.
Religious opponents then argue that every vestigial organ have uses. They argue, for example, that humans’ tail bone is very useful.
Many people have had their tail bones amputated without serious problem. Still proponent of evolution theory has a much better weapon now. It’s not vestigial organ. It’s vestigial DNA. DNA that do not affect phenotype in anyway and hence cannot possibly be useful. Any similarities on those DNAs are almost proof that we are not independently created.
Reliance on faith and extreme punishment for believing in a different doctrine is a mark of many best selling religions all over the world.
However, it doesn’t explain other similarities between Christianity and Islam. There are similarities that do not affect natural selection. For example, the usage of Abraham as a prophet in those 2 religions. We can then guess that Christianity and Islam must have some form of common ancestors. We do. Namely, Judaism.
Now, back to the unexplained similarities. We are not independently created. Are we created at all?
Well, I didn’t know. I saw strong evidences that we’re not. At least, until I saw the square watermelon in
So perhaps, we have a creator. Perhaps the creator allows creatures to evolve naturally most of the time. Once in a while, he created a jump. What ever have happened, we’ll know much more about it soon I guess.