Darwin's Birthday Sparks Debate

Darwin struggled to resolve his personal and deep beliefs with the implication of his own theories ["British Celebrate Charles Darwin but Are Still Skeptical of Evolution," usnews.com].

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Darwin struggled to resolve his personal and deep beliefs with the implication of his own theories ["British Celebrate Charles Darwin but Are Still Skeptical of Evolution," usnews.com]. There is no argument about the theory of evolution because it is just that, a theory. If people insist on campaigning against theories then it can only be because they do not trust in their own faith. As a creationist, I believe what I believe and I do not see it harmful that people choose to study a theory. I am fascinated by the theory myself in the same way I am fascinated by science fiction movies. I say three cheers for Darwin. I feel that it is marvelous that someone would seek to do so much work that theorizes about the interconnectedness of the whole of God's creation.

Comment by Richard Head of AZ

There is nothing wrong with a belief in creationism, but I have a very serious issue with teaching it in a science class. The purpose of Science class is to teach the scientific method. If you cannot test something, it is by very nature, unscientific. Let's put creationism where it belongs, in a philosophy course.

Comment by Mike Wilson of WA

Personally I believe that even if evolution were to happen, it would have to be a guided process. Furthermore, it would seem from the evidence that little more than microevolution or change within a species (i.e., the penicillin phenomenon) is an observable occurrence, while macroevolution (species to species change) is very much a theory based on a controversial fossil records. If this data were more open to debate, and the public were allowed to examine all the evidence for themselves, then each individual could come to an individual conclusion. If this could happen without ridicule, then we'd have something special: academic freedom.

Comment by Nathan B. of KY

Evolution is a weak theory. I am not a theologist and do not claim to tie myself with any formal religion, but from an unbiased mind, there is nearly as much counter evidence for natural selection as there is in support of it. This often is overlooked.

Comment by Jennifer of LA

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