Creationist Christians are not driven by a hatred for science, but by a love for God and His word. We accept that scripture is not an encyclopedia of all there is to know but what it does state is inspired by God and cannot be ignored. 2 Pet 1:21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit and 2 Tim 3:16 / John 1:1 / John 14:26. Claims by evolution that oppose scripture require us to properly test it 1 John 4:1. So far there is not a single claim that does not require an element of faith. Theistic evolution (TE) as described by Francis Collins is 'the position that "evolution is real, but that it was set in motion by God", and "Theistic evolution, which accepts that evolution occurred as biologists describe it, but under the direction of God". True evolutionists cannot accept evolution is inspired by, or guided by God. I have prepared a short list of my arguments against TE: 1. Jesus was planned before the foundations of the world for us. It took God billions of years of slow / cruel natural selection to put that plan in action? 2. Scripture teaches a fundamental gap between humans and animals. Not a gradual transition from animal to man. - Adam was the first man. He cannot be a metaphor. He is mentioned repeatedly in scripture as a historical person Luke 3:23-38 / Rom 5:12-19. Text of his lineage places him at 4004 bc. Not the claimed 200 000 bc when the first fossils of modern man were found in Ethiopia. - Mankind was created just beneath the angels. Not evolved to a point beneath the angels. - Mankind was created in the image of God. Now we mixing an ape with the image of God? Adam never sought counsel when he fell from sin with his ape father. Adam never kept his ape father as a pet. - Eve miraculously evolved at the same time to be a fitting / accountable for sin wife? - Evolution will never teach that there were ever just two humans…which would then contradict not only Genesis but also Jesus in Matt 19:4. 3. TE's believe God has a guiding hand in evolution. Evolution says no evidence and a TE's are forced to believe in an evil God responsible for terrible mutations and natural selection. As opposed to evil man who fell from grace and whose sin corrupted the earth. 4. Repercussions of the fall of man. Evolution will never accept a time as described in the garden of Eden, before sin entered. Mankind had direct communion and fellowship with God. Mankind had no need to 'work the land', woman would have no pain in childbirth. Mankind went from good to bad in an instant. No evolving altruism. God looked at the earth and said ''It was good'' Gen 1:31. Would He have done that if there was cruel natural selection taking place? 5. The soul. At which point in our evolution does the eternal soul enter the body? 6. The Literality of the Bible and Other Myths. Giving parts or all of Genesis an allegorical interpretation, as required by TE, generates deeper problems. Is there any nonarbitrary, independent standard through which we can distinguish between allegorical and literal truths in the Bible? The Bible itself usually gives us no hint of how to decide between these two options. For example, did Jesus literally rise from the dead, or is the Resurrection story merely a metaphor for the political ascent of the poor? Since the text itself gives no indication that either the Resurrection story, the Flood narrative, or the Creation narrative are intended only allegorically, by letting in such sweeping allegorical interpretations, the believer removes the ground under his own feet. When an "sacred" history appears to be no history at all, only myth remains. From the temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden, the most effective way to undermine and destroy the Word of God is to question His Creation including the instructions He gave Adam when he was made. Satan was the first one to start this undermining of God’s Word and authority as recorded in Gen. 3:1 – He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” Conclusion: Give the devil your hand and he will come for your arm! Evolution is a sick child that atheists are forcing science to carry. Good articles for further reading: http://creationrevolution.com/2011/01/creation-compromises-–-the-gap-theory-theistic-evolution/ http://creation.com/biblical-problems-for-theistic-evolution-and-progressive-creation http://infidels.org/library/modern/bart_klink/evolution.html This is meant as friendly discussion, not a debate. I will ask mods to remove sarcastic / heated replies.