According to a 2017 Gallup poll American belief in creationism is declining but 38% of Americans still maintain that humans were created by God in their present form. Another 38% believe that humans evolved but God guided the process.
I as reminded of this by an article in Answers in Genesis: Squirrels Produce Squirrels (Just Some Have Black Fur). It struck me that this item shows the absolute silliness of the creationist case, based solely on the book of Genesis, which has no scientific credibility whatsoever.
[B]oth squirrel species belong to the same created kind, the squirrel kind (the family Sciuridae, which also includes chipmunks, marmots, and prairie dogs). We know from the book of Genesis that organisms reproduce according to their kinds.
Right from the start we get the book of Genesis, the creationist fount of knowledge. Is it credible that anyone with the most elementary science education could bas their beliefs on origins and evolution on a 3000 old text!
Two of their descendants survived the global flood on the ark, and the squirrel species (as well as other members of this particular kind) that we see running and climbing around today highlight the diversity within the squirrel kind. But this has nothing to do with evolution in the molecules-to-man sense[…]
Squirrels don’t share a common ancestor with all other life on earth. No one has ever observed one kind changing into another kind. And, of course, that’s because God created everything to reproduce according to its kind! So, we don’t expect one kind to change into another kind, and we never observe that happening.
What we see in observational science always confirms God’s Word.
How is it that in the 21st century so many are still using the Bible as a source for science?