“Creationists and Intelligent Design advocates have an answer to this question; evolutionists do not.” Absolutly, in science it is OK to say “we don’t know”, I know that is a scary thing, but yet it is true. We do not know everything about everything. Science is the methodology which seeks to explain the multiverse in which we live, and the body of knowledge found before. The answers given by Ken and his like are an answer, but with no evidence. They distort language to get these answers (like making a distinction of historical vs. observational science). The problem is this is just that, a guess, as it has no factual evidence, and when pressed, the bible is used as the basis of evidence. To put it another way, I could give you an answer that Viracocha rose from Lake Titicaca during the time of darkness to bring forth light. He made the sun, moon, and the stars. He made mankind by breathing into stones, but his first creation were brainless giants that displeased him. So he destroyed it with a flood and made a new, better one from smaller stones. Viracocha eventually disappeared across the Pacific Ocean (by walking on the water), and never returned. He wandered the earth disguised as a beggar, teaching his new creations the basics of civilization, as well as working numerous miracles. He wept when he saw the plight of the creatures he had created.It was thought that Viracocha would re-appear in times of trouble. was described as “a man of medium height, white and dressed in a white robe like an alb secured round the waist, and that he carried a staff and a book in his hands.”. That above, that sounds really familiar doesn’t it? Almost the same a s the creation events and flood as found in the bible. Do you belive that to be true? It is an answer to the same question, a different one than Ken gives, but also from a religious source. Unfortunately this has nothing to do with Christianity nor the bible, this is the creation story from the Inca, prior to any contact with Jewish or Christians. So do you believe that answer? My guess, given your predilection towards Christianity, which you hopefully know is because you were born into it, had you been born in India you would be a Hindu, your answer would be no, you do not believe it. It has no evidence you would say. I could point out it is written in stone, you would say they just made up a story because they don’t know. This is how sound reasonable people view creationists and the associated storeys. They are a creation mythology, the same as the Incan one I presented here. This does not mean, taken non-literally, they can not teach nor does it follow a non-beliefs in a higher being. That it means is most people believers, or non, Christian or not understand the difference between a story and reality.