Skip to comments.Two centuries on, a salute to Charles Darwin: Hero for our age
Posted on 12/27/2008 5:57:08 PM PST by Inappropriate Laughter
Charles Darwin: His observations undermined the traditionally held view of 'stability of species'
There is a strange object sitting on my desk as I write. It is a shiny sphere of fossilised, primeval slime. Known technically as stromatolites, this blue-green slime was the original ooze from which all life on this planet evolved.
This painfully slow process began about 3,000 million years ago and has led, ultimately, to us, the extraordinary human species.
Whenever my gaze happens to fall upon my lump of fossilised slime I experience a strange sensation, a deep respect, for I am looking at my most ancient ancestor.
Yours, too, unless you still believe in the tale of Adam and Eve and a talking serpent in the Garden of Eden.
In a few weeks, on February 12 to be exact, the scientific world will be celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the man whose theory of the gradual evolution of living things has changed the way in which most of us see the world in which we live.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
As a devout Christian, allow me to write that Darwin’s accomplishment was a spark of genius. What happened to him for the rest of his life after giving voice to one of the most brilliant obeservational conclusions is another matter.
I believe in Adam and Eve and the talking serpent.
Some would have you believe that any insight into the Divine process that God introduced life into a dynamic universe is blasphemy, but that is the product of the same small mind types who persecuted those who taught that the sun, not the earth was the center of the solar system.
Here we go again ... just put the popcorn in the microwave. ;-)
The only thing that Darwin ever did was prove that if your BS is recorded in enough detail, history is your oyster. ;-)
I am convinced that what Charles Darwin stated from observation was one of the most brilliant human offerings ever. I am not given to arguing over the nuances others added or the wayward conclusions he came to later in life. But for shear brilliance, I mean, give credit where credit is due!
Oh no, use an airpopper, much better ...
LOL. But how about Planet of the Apes? Dr Zaas says ape was made in God’s image.
*PING* to Soliton!
Oh wait, he opus’d out the other night.
As a devout Christian who lives in New Zealand, I believe in Creation AND Evolution: the two ideas coexist beautifully if you do not insist on taking the first few books of Genesis literally.
It is impossible to live in New Zealand or Australia and seriously believe in the Genesis account literally and in isolation.
Charles Darwin was a genius who got it about half-right.
There are those who believe Darwin plagarized his most critical ideas from Wallace.
Many of us are content with a 2 model approach in academia. We, however, have observed the “Small minds,” you describe as those with your point of view who would shut us out of academic discussion, forbid our children to hear that they were formed by intelligent design, and even refuse us graduate degrees because we don’t dance to your piping or weep to your mourning.
Evolutionists are the true Ptolemaics in our world-—Much as the global warming cult refuses to hear any evidence to the contrary.
Placemarker while I get the popcorn going.
I did not know that. I had to look it up. Wowser!! Another FatBoySlim or whatever his name was that had a doozie opus.
He knows this because he was there to scientifically observe this process.
Why limit it to two models? Surely there is as much evidence to support the creation stories of the Hindus and Buddhists.
Oh goody, another scientifically accurate essay by some highly educated superior force.
“Yours, too, unless you still believe in the tale of Adam and Eve and a talking serpent in the Garden of Eden.”
Condescending much? It’s not enough to make his case for his faith in fossilized slime, he has to take a snarky shot at Christianity. Nice.
Hey if you want to believe a rock is your ancestor, have at it. I believe in religious tolerance, unlike the author.