Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 At - DebateReligion I wrote about the religious implications of evolution. I am waiting for the people who run the place to approve what I wrote.

Can we all agree evolution has religious implications?

In America where I live a 2014 gallop poll has these interesting results: God created humans in present form: 42%. Humans evolved with God guiding: 31%. Humans evolved but God had no part in process: 19%.

Virtually 100% of biologists (including competent religious biologists) agree people evolved from ancient apes and God had absolutely nothing to do with it. But only 19% of Americans agree with biologists.

It's obvious to me evolution has very strong religious implications in America. Religious people here either deny the whole thing or they pollute evolutionary biology with the crazy ideas that Mr. God guided or invented or used evolution.

It's also obvious to me the biologists are right. God had nothing to do with it. Natural processes like evolution do not need a supernatural being to invent or use or guide it.

I have this idea I'm convinced is true: If something as complex as the development of new species was a completely natural process then it's ridiculous to pretend a god fairy's magical powers were ever necessary for anything else. In other words Charles Darwin and the thousands of biologists who came after Darwin killed the childish god fantasy.

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