I left off after the 5th. Thus 5 more to go. These aren’t all of the theories, learned reader would say. And I agree, but it should suffice in the context of the 10 of Everything. Where is E V O L U T I O N, for instance ? It is there, all right. EVOLUTION is there, where it should be, just look at the picture above…
Some suggested to name the topic differently. Say, 10 ALTERNATIVES TO EVOLUTION. I gave it some though and decided against it. ALTERNATIVE (noun) is defined as one of two or more available possibilities. In this context, each one of the theories DOES NOT ALLOW other possibilities. These theories (with a few exceptions ) are contradictory and neither one tolerates any alternatives or substitutions. For most who wholly subscribes to one theory or another, the rest either doesn’t exist or not worthy of discussion.
Six: C O S M I C A N C E S T R Y – P A N S P E R M I A
Cosmic Ancestry is a new theory pertaining to evolution and the origin of life on Earth. It holds that life on Earth was seeded from space, and that life’s evolution to higher forms depends on genetic programs that come from space.
I have it on good authority of this site that it is a wholly scientific, testable theory for which evidence is accumulating. Check it out if curious and look up the promised good evidence of Panspermia. Fun read, actually.
Cosmic Ancestry implies, we find, that life can only descend from ancestors at least as highly evolved as itself. And it means, we believe, that there can be no origin of life from nonbiological matter. Without supernatural intervention, therefore, we conclude that life must have always existed. Although these conclusions cut across the boundaries between science, philosophy, and religion, we believe they are grounded in good evidence.
Seven: M O R P H I C R E S O N A N C E
According to his theory of Morphic Resonance, invisible fields give everything a kind of shared memory, including stars and galaxies. Instead of being set in stone, everything from how we look to fundamental laws of physics are just habits we’ve collectively slouched into, like reading popular list-based sites while we’re meant to be working. As time goes on, these habits ‘evolve’ and—before you know it—nature’s given up on dorky stuff like gravity and moved onto something cooler.
Sheldrake sees obstacles to the development of his theories in “militaristic atheism” of mainstream scientific community and general dogmatic, materialistic approach taken by contemporary scientific methods.
Rupert Sheldrake’s TED talk was deemed controversial, and TED have decided to censor it and remove this video from the TED YouTube channel. It was re-uploaded later. This link will take you to it. The debate about Rupert Sheldrake’s talk created quite a publicity for Sheldrake and his hypothesis.
Eight: P R O G R E S S I V E C R E A T I O N I S M
“For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.” (Psalms 90:4)
Exactly. What is DAY, anyway? Who said that DAY is 24 hours long for GOD, the Creator of it all? The Almighty’s relation to time is altogether different from yours or mine. After all, “This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the DAY that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens…” (Genesis 2:4). “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the DAY that you eat of it you shall surely die.’” (Genesis 2:16-17).
Based on these verses, PC theory argues for an unspecified, long period of time for the creation days. Day One is roughly estimated to present 1.5 billion years and Day Five is estimated to represent no less than 0.5 billion years. So there.
Nine: P U N C T U A T E D E Q U I L I B R I U M
Some say it shouldn’t even be named as a separate theory but noted as a contemporaneous adjustment to the theory of evolution. Evolution isn’t a 100% answer because, you see, there isn’t enough fossils in evidence to claim it is.
Transitional life forms are more “temporal”, PE says, thus they haven’t lasted long to leave a trace discernible enough to end up inside the glass cubes in museums. Why? Because the evolutionary process wasn’t as steady a progression as evolutionists would like it to have been. Punctuated Equilibrium explains that evolution was being happening is bursts and leaps. It was, sort of, stumbling over itself, all due to multiple huge changes in global conditions, cataclysmic in their impact on living creatures.
After staying more-or-less the same for gazillions of years, a sudden shift in environment sends a species into Darwinian overdrive. By the time things settle down some fifty thousand years later, only the ‘fittest’ have survived and it’s their evolved descendants who get to hang around for another million years and turn up in the fossil record.
Ten: C R E A T I O N I S M
It was the end of the Sixth Day of Creation. The Almighty took a break and said, “Wow! I’ve done it.”
Finis coronat opus, as they would be saying when the Almighty sees to it that Latin is spoken in some parts of the Earth He created.
Satan: “And what a piece of art this opus was! What an enormous undertaking, given that the Almighty God is no workaholic. In His entire everlasting life, He put up only six days of honest-to-God work. On the Day Six, he whipped up a handful of clay and used some sort of makeshift tube to squeeze out Adam. Had anyone seen Him working since? Had anyone seen Him since?”
Archangel Gabriel: “There is a positive aspect in all of this. Nowadays, mortals are reproducing on their own now. The genetic vacuum is beginning to fill up. Have you noticed that these days people resemble their own fathers more than their Divine Father?”
Archangel Uriel: “Frankly, I don’t remember what their Divine Father looks like.”
Archangel Gabriel: “You should remember Adam. That’s how God would look like if He were life-sized.”
Archangel Uriel, shaking his head: “No, I can’t say I do. I’ve never seen Adam either.”
Satan: “Don’t get too upset, my boy. Adam is misremembered by most, when he is remembered at all. Personally, I misremember Adam as a malformed, snotty-nosed homunculus, slouching around in dreadlocks, hoe in hand.”