Theory of Evolution and Bible. Could there be time when these two will agree on how life started on earth?

common ancestorS. The reason for this question is that in 1995 the NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) theorized of a SINGLE common ancestors for all living things. In 2011, NABT changed it's positions to MULTIPLE common ancestors--which could agree in Chapter 1 of Genesis.

While NABT now theorizes for multiple common ancestors (plural) there are still some scientists who holds there is a LUCA (Last Universal Common Ancestor).

Please note that scientists differ on role of evolution to life. Some hold that evolution only explains variety of life; while others hold that it explains life itself because of LUCA.

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  • 1 year ago
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    The reason NABT changed their position is that science itself discovered there is no SINGLE common ancestor; but several. This would validate what Genesis chapter one said about the multitude of life forms. Even the pre cambrian explosion fossils showed sudden appearance. Since those complete life forms are the oldest evidence of life, science posits those are the earliest common ancestorS.

    However the 2 won't meet as to the process of how those earlier life forms came to be.

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    The Theory of Evolution says nothing about how life started - evolution only works on populations that already exist. Modern science has NO theories for the origin of life - lots of hypotheses but none that can be elevated to a theory.

  • 1 year ago


    Biological evolution is not related to a possible origin of the Earth or even the origin of life.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Evolution is a fact while the bible is just ancient superstition.

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  • 1 year ago

    No, it's not just evolution, it's the formation of the universe, the life cycle of stars, the formation of all the elements, how the planet formed and everything else that the creation story does not come close to even being "metaphorically" right about. I haven't read or heard of many biologists referring to LUCA as an explanation for life, primarily because when we talk about origins of life we talk about "organic soup" or metabolism first or possibly some other method.

    Then if we look further in the creation myth, we see plants and animals coming into existence at distinctly different times which goes against all the evidence of them evolving together.There simply is no creditable way to make the creation myth resemble the evidence (other than a lot of twisting what it says, heaps of confirmation bias and a ton of hand waving).

    Even if by some nearly impossible chance they did agree somewhat, you would still have the rest of scripture up until and perhaps after King David that is nearly as fictional as the creation myth.

  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    There's no reason for the two to agree. Evolution is science, Genesis is an ancient cosmology, two different things with two different purposes. They are not at odds unless people try use them at cross purposes.

    Source(s): Jesus follower
  • Lets see in Creation it took 7 days, light existed before the sun

    Birds before Land animals

    And God said he made man from the dust of the earth and blew life into him

    How are you going to make that truth fit into the lie of evolution

    life with no cause, no purpose no reason no design no intent

  • Within a religious tautology, all things are possible. Find life under the ice of Europa—god created it. Find the predicted Sigma in gravitational waves from the Big Bang verifying a multiverse—God created it.

    There is LITERALLY nothing excluded, vis a vie, the tautology.

    Update. Therefor genesis, bible, religious faith makes ZERO contribution to scientific theories. ....

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The two cannot agree. "Evolution" is a lie. Jesus Himself, who is God, confirmed in Matthew chapter 19 that Adam and Eve and creation are all literal. The devil is deceiving you away from the Bible so you will end up in hell...

    The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed in Jesus for eternal life, or not.

    The truth is that Jesus loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in Jesus to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death

  • 1 year ago

    All things will be clear in the end of times.

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