Humanity is a product of of biological evolution
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:(Romans 5:12) KJV
Evolution is poorly understood by Christians. The science vs. faith debate has been framed around creation vs. evolution because Christians don’t understand it. The issue is irrelevant and they’re being played.
Christians also make the mistake of trying to argue against a definition of evolution which no one else uses. In the Christian mindset, evolution is the development of life from primordial slime. That’s not the definition of evolution that the non-Christian world uses. Evolution is an extensively documented process of genetic change over time. In its most simple form the definition of evolution is as follows:
Evolution is change in allele frequency in a population over time.– Evolution, definition
Popular science (SciPop) very helpfully divorced evolution from abiogenesis, and so now evolution isn’t considered to be the origin of life. This is perfect for us because it means that SciPop has acknowledged the difference between creation and the fall:
- The 6 days of creation are abiogenesis.
- The fall of man in Genesis 3 is when evolution started.
Evolution is the genetic decay which began at the fall of man, for this reason we refer to it as Devolution.
Devolution is change in allele frequency in a population, combined with accumulated mutations and DNA replication errors, that causes genomic decay, sickness, and loss of variability over time. It includes both macro and micro evolution. It began at the fall of man in Genesis 3:16.– Devolution, definition
Evolution requires the passage of heritable traits from generation to generation. The Bible, however, tells us that there was no death before sin. This means that there were no generations of common ancestors before Adam and Eve, they were created as fully formed humans.
When sin entered the world and death by sin reproduction became necessary, and with it the passage of mutations and DNA replication errors to successive generations. This very conveniently gives us a Biblical context in which to understand the process of devolution.
Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animal kinds saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the distribution of current biodiversity.– Devolution, context