MAn, don't post for a few months and I come back to a 100 page topic on evolution vs creationism? crazy.
I am NOT going to spend hours of precious time that I dont have reading through this thread, but hopefully what i have to say has been covered and I am just intelligently recapping.
Modern Creationism divides the evolutionary model into two groups, Macro Evolution, and Micro Evolution. Macro evolution presumes that species A can evolve into Species B, where Micro Evolution presumes Species 1 can evolve into Species 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and so on, but never into species J or Q.
In other words, a specific form of reptile may evolve many times, through natural selection aka micro evolution, but it's descendants will always be reptiles.
Micro Evolution is generally accepted by most creationists, while Macro Evolution is dismissed as an unprovable hypothesis (it has not been observed, we have not been around long enough TO observe it.) where as micro evolution can be seen in for instance, a coral reef where two species of Acropora coral may intermingle, and outcompete their predecessors in the same area. i.e. a new species is formed.
And an important thing to remember as far as species goes, is that is a method of scientific notation that man developed, it is artificial, and in fact, constantly changing, species are constantly being reclassified, oops, we didn't realize this is just a different color morph of this, oh, this fish has one more ventral spine than this one, let's make it a new species, so on and so forth...
Anyhow... now that I have said that, I guess I will start lurking in the shadows again.