Darwin, God and Evolution

I was at SJC 1967-1971, read Darwin’s Origin of the Species and Descent of Man and still have my copy. When Darwin went to press with it, he honestly expected that only a few thousand scholars/teachers around the world would buy it. He was totally shocked when every butcher, baker and candlestick maker bought it. I suspect they bought it because in the mind of average John Q. Public it cast doubt upon establish religion and established religion caused guilt and repression in the average person. According to many PBS documentaries (Nova and others) the theory has been proven by subsequent observations. Its funny that several passages in the Bible explain that God is totally incomprehensible (“as far as the heavens are above the earth, so far is my mind from your minds, my ways from your ways). Then we spend a lot of time talking about what God likes and hates and would and would not do, and how God does it. Why couldn’t God use evolution to evolve various specials of living beings which change and adapt. And whatever God really does, he couldnt even begin to explain it to the simi-literate putty heads who roamed the earth with their sheep 5000 years ago.


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