Humans have the questionably-beneficial capacity to conceive of what does not and cannot exist. They also have the dubiously-laudable capacity to conceive of what does exist but cannot be completely comprehended and understood.
To conceive of what does not and cannot exist involves an illogical mis-alteration or misappropriation of what does exist. For example, to wrongly state that the Sun is made of green cheese has the components of the Sun (which does exist) and green cheese (which also does exist) - but combining them into an obviously faulty proposition is clearly absurd. Similarly, to state that "God" had no beginning and will have no ending is possible semantically for a human to utter, but to understand what cannot be measured as to no starting and no finishing is not only impossible but irritating if there is persistent-enough attempt to comprehend such an incomprehensible fact.
The question of which came first: the chicken, or the egg? - is logically an easy one to answer, being that the egg is a entity of reproduction and not production. When weighing the importance of whether philosophy of religion or religion of philosophy is more important, it should be clear that religion is of supreme importance over not only philosophy but all forms of changeable-theories science:
First Timothy 6:20 Oh Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called "science."
Pertaining to contemplating the actual source of all origins in the scientific search for all possible and reasonably-credible references to such Source, the genuine, authentic, non-bigoted and non-biased, open-minded, credentialed or non-credentialed scientist eventually discovers what is contained in the contents of The HOLY BIBLE pertaining to the source of entity origins:
Psalm 10:4 In the pride of his countenance the wicked does not seek Him; all his thoughts are, "There is no God."
Psalm 14:1 To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.
Psalm 53:1 To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.
Why does David call atheists, agnostics, and Darwinian evolutionists: "fools?"
First of all, he calls them fools because the entity of someone they purport to not believe in (i.e. God) is [religiously!] being suggested by themselves to exist!
Ecclesiastes 10:3 Even when the [evolutionist] fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to every one that he is a [does-not-know-the-answers-for-certain] fool.
As Jesus put it:
Matthew 27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so."
Mark 15:2 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so."
Jesus calls them fools because of the logical necessity of intelligently-designed entities by default having been brought into existence by an Intelligent Designer, and obviously-created phenomena of necessity having been brought into existence by - logically - a Creator (Duh!) :
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 6:7 So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
Exodus 20:11 for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.
Exodus 31:17 It is a sign for ever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested, and was refreshed.'"
Deuteronomy 4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it . . .
Isaiah 45:12 "I made the earth, and created man upon it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host."
Isaiah 45:18 For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; He did not create it a chaos, He formed it to be inhabited!): "I am the LORD, and there is no other."
Romans 1:20 Ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature, namely, His eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;
Colossians 1:16 for in Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through Him and for Him.
Hebrews 1:2 but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear.
Revelation 4:11 "Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You did create all things, and by Your will they existed and were created."
When atheists or Darwinian evolutionists are asked about what lifeforms evolved from, their preliminary answer might be: "Mother" Earth. But if they are pressed to suggest where "Mother Earth" came from, they might continue on to purport that Earth was a molten-lava spinoff from the Sun, which itself was one of countless fragments spreading out from some alleged "Big Bang" explosion from some supposedly "central" location in the universe. As to a query of where the Big-Bang molten-lava-spinoff material came from, their answers frequently consist of either one of two not merely illogical but impossible explanations:
1. What exists has always existed, or
2. We do not know (and do not really care to find out).
Why Explanation #1 is aberrant is that it presumes (not "assumes") that what exists is itself the no-beginning source of what exists, and thus is preposterous and blasphemous idolatry, making out the created as also the Creator, contrary to:
Romans 9:20 But who are you, a man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, "Why have you made me thus?"
Romans 1:25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen.
First Timothy 1:4 [ Instruct them to not ] occupy themselves with myths and endless genealogies which promote speculations rather than the divine training that is in faith
Why Explanation #2 is faulty is because there is a scientifically-congruent Sourcebook clearly stating the Source of [not ridiculously-concocted "Big-Bang" whatever which is a mindless buzzword-phrase one could expect out of an immature and childish two-year-old....but instead:] the heavens and earth and all therein:
Colossians 1:15 [The Son of God, Jesus Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation
16 for in Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through Him and for Him.
17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Second Peter 3:5 They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago, and an earth formed out of water and by means of water,
6 through which the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.
7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist have been stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of godless men.
Hebrews 1:1 In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets;
2 but in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world.
3 He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of His nature, upholding the universe by His word of power. When He had made purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
8 But of the Son He says, "Your throne, God, is forever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of Your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness beyond Your comrades."
10 And, "You, Lord, did found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of Your hands;
11 they will perish, but You remain.
The word "evolution" implies two incorrect deviations:
1) that animate (and by evolutive association: inanimate) entities exceeded their reproductive or source-based parameters and characteristics, which falsity violates:
Job 11:12 But a stupid man will get understanding, when a wild ass's colt is born a man.
2) that animate (and by evolutive association: inanimate) entities became animated (or inanimated) and into existence by themselves....contrary to:
Isaiah 45:9 "Woe to him who strives with his Maker, an earthen vessel with the potter! Does the clay say to him who fashions it, 'What are you making'? or 'Your work has no handles'?
Isaiah 45:10 Woe to him who says to a father, 'What are you begetting?' or to a woman, 'With what are you in travail?'"
In verifiable historical and scientific reality, it should be clear to you the reader that neither 1) nor 2) have ever occurred, are now occurring, nor probably ever will occur . . . even once! . . .
. . . to ANY degree, nor in ANY way -- whether in large, miniscule, gradual, or sudden form and appearance.
To use contemporary conventional terms, there has never been, is not now, nor ever will be ANY macro-evolution NOR "micro-evolution."
It is at this point that this webpage author must express profound disappointment and embarrassment against some creationist advocates, especially those who refer to Holy Writ in their defense of creationism along with their attack against evolutionism.
Why such partially-faithless and somewhat-cowardly creationists have equated variation and adaptation within different created kinds with "micro-evolution" (by definition being "incremental minute evolution on an infinitesimal scale") is lamentably pitiful and pathetic.
Perhaps they presume that partly patronizing the virulent public-school-authority and Herodian-like legal-nitpicker proponents of evolutionism will get their creationism foot in the door wherever and whenever. All instead that happens is a putrid pollution of mixing heretical "micro-evolution" mythology with some creationist orthodoxy, like combining a little piss with pop and a little poop with pudding, neither of which is fit for anyone to ingest!
As a result, confusion is caused, and NO one is happy.
Hence, such is the wrong word to use pertaining to within-kinds variations (resulting from new random combinations of genes occurring in lifeform-reproduction offspring but within species limitations and parameters!), along with within-KINDS adaptations occurring in lifeform-reproduction offspring (resulting from new and reproduced characteristics caused by differing environmental factors but within species limitations and parameters!).
There is a type of "survival of the fittest" in operation in which some succeed and some fail, although:
Ecclesiastes 9:11 Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.
Quite honestly and frankly, handicapped people are in fact ugly - in proportion to the type and severity of their disability. They are also inconvenient.
Such is so, whether they were crippled with their handicap from birth, deliberately or accidentally caused themselves to get handicapped, or were accidentally or deliberately handicapped by someone else or others. [ And in the cases where victims were deliberately handicapped by some assaulter or group of assaulters, the perpetrators should be impaired themselves as they have impaired the victims, in accord with "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth" ].
"Survival of the fittest?"
One's Biblical response to a handicapped person is to apportion them activities and interaction with others in accord with the capacities they do have which are useful to themselves and others:
Leviticus 21:16 And the LORD said to Moses,
17 "Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God.
18 For no one who has a blemish shall draw near, a man blind or lame, or one who has a mutilated face or a limb too long,
19 or a man who has an injured foot or an injured hand,
20 or a hunchback, or a dwarf, or a man with a defect in his sight or an itching disease or scabs or crushed testicles;
21 no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the LORD's offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God.
22 He may eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy and of the holy things,
23 but he shall not come near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries; for I am the LORD who sanctify them."
24 So Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons and to all the people of Israel.
What is a Scriptural response to those who are temporarily or permanently handicapped and disabled? Should one's natural dislike and abhorrence against them be expressed in a Darwinian or Hitlerian eugenics genocide against such? Consider the actions of Christ Jesus pertaining to the crippled and handicapped in the New Testament:
Matthew 4:24 So His fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought Him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and He healed them.