This question already presupposes a problem, an assumed interpretation of scripture and scientific data. This is a common way to start the discussion. However, it is important to see these presuppositions. Francis Crick, a renowned DNA scientist and atheist said, “Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed…” (Francis Crick, What Mad Pursuit, New York : Basic Books, 1988, 138) Richard Dawkins, a renowned evolutionary scientist and atheist said, “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” (Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, New York: WW Norton,1987, 1) Both of these statements show the underlying presuppositions that these men build upon. When approaching any difficult problem, we must first recognize our own assumptions.
Sometimes this requires that we build upon that foundation until the whole building comes tumbling down. Then we realize that the foundation was poor. That was what happened to me. As I described in My Story, I had to lose my faith before God could give it back in truer form. If you have not read that link, I recommend you do so at this time.
This brings us to two questions. I recommend you read the blog you feel most certain about first. My intention in both of these blogs is to tear apart your preconceptions.