Tour is criticizing more than abiogenesis. He is criticizing that as well, but he is criticizing the idea that macro evolution occurs. Note:
That is more than abiogenesis. Confused expert? Ha!
Note the problem with Whale evolution above. I do not deny that there is strong evidence for evolution as you note above. But, as i said, you cannot just wave a wand over the mess, say, “It was probably like this…” and say you have proved it. You haven’t.
Your assertion here is that the fossil record proves evolution. It shows change over time. Darwin’s theory is a means of explaining that. But no one has shown how macro evolution can happen. That is your problem. You assume that pointing to the fossils is enough. It is not.
Hmmm. a little arrogance on your part as well.
I do not have all the answers, I freely admit it (not exactly an arrogant attitude). I sense you are not willing to make such a statement, but you don’t either. Both theories have things they can’t explain. You choose yours on the basis of what you feel is most important. I do the same.
And lying for Jesus? I don’t think he needs it. Evolution theory attacks the creation story. the Bible assumes that story throughout. Paul says Christ overcame death, the result of sin, but if God creates by death, why would he overcome it? Death is a positive thing in his mind, if evolution is true.
That paragraph is a theological objection to evolution. I sense it would carry no weight in your mind, as you would concentrate on the science. There are areas of thinking besides science.