Yes. Absolutely. I actually think that evolution itself — once you strip away all the misconceptions that so many people have about it, and discover how it really works — is a miracle. When I look at the way the laws of physics and chemistry are put together in such a way as to allow creatures to adapt to their environments, I can’t help thinking “Our God is an awesome God.” Have you ever seen the video, “The Inner Life of a Cell”? Those motor proteins that walk just blew my mind.
Of course, there are a couple of things that bear saying. The first is that I don’t believe in deceptive miracles. I don’t believe that God would have used miracles to make the universe look older than it really is, or to plant evidence for events that never happened.
The other thing is that providing a rigorous and systematic proof of miracles is really, really hard, and this is where the Intelligent Design movement goes wrong, because they think they’ve nailed it when they haven’t. But don’t let that worry you — there are other “obvious” things that turn out to be fiendishly difficult to prove rigorously as well. One example that may surprise you is close-packing of spheres. It seems obvious that the maximum density of close-packed spheres is when they’re arranged in a hexagonal lattice, but although this was conjectured by Kepler in the seventeenth century, it wasn’t proven until 1998, and it was only this year that the proof was formally accepted by the Forum of Mathematics Journal.
Have you ever heard of evolutionary algorithms? Engineers use them all the time to design — and make — things. There really isn’t a conflict there.
For the same reason as He didn’t say that He created man with a pancreas, a spleen and a liver. It’s just that the Bible doesn’t go into a great deal of detail about how God created, that’s all.
In what way does “according to their kinds” imply that “kinds” can’t change over time? It may mean that cats can’t change into dogs overnight, or that the act of mating between a ferret and a giraffe is geometrically impossible, but how does it mean that they couldn’t have had a common ancestor?