Essay on Opposition To Evolution
- Man’s curiosity for the past
- Darwin & natural selection
- Darwin’s theory does not base on logic & reasoning
- Darwin’s theory – challenged by scientists
- Mathematical opposition to theory of evolution
- Opposition due to lack of supporting physical evidence
Since the dawn of humanity, there has been a single question that has perplexed even the greatest of philosophers and scientists. Humans are, by nature, interested in their past. As a result every civilization throughout time has sought to ﬁnd the origin of life, and answered it to meet their needs. Early civilizations taught that there was a group of gods located on a far off mountain at the edge of the earth. These gods were responsible for everything, ranging from the rising and setting of the sun to a young man winning a fair maidens hand in marriage.
Civilizations grew more complex and learned more about the world around them. Soon events that were once looked at as magical or supernatural were explained and proven through logic, mathematical reasoning, and the evidence available. In the early to mid nineteenth century a scientist named Charles Darwin proposed a theory that broke the away from the common threads of reasoning that looked to deity or a higher force intervening with humans. Darwin’s proposition was labeled Natural Selection, or more commonly referred to as the survival of the ﬁttest. Darwin proposed that living beings evolve, or change, to meet the needs of the environment around them to allow the species to continue surviving if conditions such as the food source changes. Darwin’s theory was expanded later to a larger scale, to proclaim that live has evolved from a hydrogen that was present at the birth of the universe into all living things currently found on Earth.