Outline Of Charles Darwin's Theory Of Evolution Essay

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“Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution provides us with a mechanistic view of how life has emerged on earth. Outline and critically assess some of the main issues Darwin’s theory of evolution has raised for belief in the existence of God.”

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
- Psalm 139:14

Darwinism teaches that all life forms are related through some unknown prototype which lived in the past. On initial inspection, this makes sense. We see variety in the animals around us, like the different breeds of dogs and we think there must be some sort of common ancestor. This is called microevolution, and this, I would argue is what most people understand by evolution.
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Outline and critically assess some of the main issues Darwin’s theory of evolution has raised for belief in the existence of God.” My approach has been to refute the assumption made in this title that the theory of evolution provides us with a mechanistic view of how life has emerged. I have done this in four ways, 1) by disputing Stanley Miller’s beginning of life experiment, 2) by uprooting Darwin’s Tree of Life! 3) by exposing Haeckel’s embryo drawing and 4) by refusing to support an inconclusive fossil record. This reduces Darwin’s theory to a philosophy which is unconvincing at best. Thus, it doesn’t provide any issues for belief in the existence of God. What’s more, I have supplemented these findings, with reasons for supporting a theistic solution. These reasons can be summarised as 1) the Big Bang fits in best with a theistic worldview, 2) laws and constants, conspire in a mathematically incredible way which points to an Intelligent Designer, 3) the information inside every cell, in every living creature, points towards an Intelligent Designer and 4) human consciousness supports a theistic belief. Therefore, I have argued for belief in the existence of God based on the science of Intelligent Design!
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