Is God and Evolution mutually exclusive? Darwin said, No.
by John SkieSwanne
For now more than a century, the debate on the origin of life is raging, creating confusion and civilisation clashes. This apparently harmless debate
took a graver tone when it merged with politics. Shortly after Darwin published his theories, attacks were made against christians, and a war of
ideology started. Atheists now accuse the religious of being dumb enough to believe that Evolution doesn't exists. At the same time, religious spends
great efforts to block Evolution from being taught.
Darwin himself had the position that life undergoes evolution. But as he could not find an answer to the Great question, that is, where did life come
from in the first place, Darwin always entertained the possibility that a non-chaotic force could have created it. What he did point out, though, is
that all religions should be given equal consideration, not just one over all others. In a manner of speaking, Darwin just couldn't be 100% sure that
complex life sprung out of total chaos. The chance for that to happen is often compared to the chance for a bunch of monkeys, in a closed room with a
typewriter, to accidentally type out the complete work of Shakespeare.
He entertained the possibility that life could be created by a god-like structured force, and then its diversification could be decided by evolution.
Darwin once said a few words, which history seemed to have forgotten, but which I feel the World should hear out once again:
"I have never been an atheist in the sense of denying the existence of a God. ñ I think that generally ... an agnostic would be the most correct
description of my state of mind."
Darwin considered it "absurd to doubt that a man might be an ardent theist and an evolutionist" (source:
So many atheists just read the Bible and then they just laugh at it. To such atheists I would like to point out that Darwin himself wasn't like that.
Darwin specifically emphasized on the fact that such religions was vital for a culture's morality standards. Without morality standards, no trust can
exist. Thus, no collaboration. Morality is what Francis Galton forgot when he distorted Darwin's theories to promote Eugenics.
So many religious people just ban Darwin's theory out of pure fear. To such religious people I would like to propose that If God is truly the creator
of everything, why couldn't He create evolution to make His creation good (better with time)? Isn't spiritual evolution (repentance of sins) a gift
from God to Man? Why not conclude that physical evolution is a gift from God to all of His creations?
At Time's End,