Evolution

In conclusion, perhaps we should heed the words of Charles Darwin himself who before his historic voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle between 1831 and 1836 was a devout Christian and creationist — “There is a grandeur in this view of life. Whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been and are being evolved” (on the Origin of Species, Internet). With this, it is abundantly clear that Darwin, the former creationist, was thoroughly convinced after his voyages that evolution is a fact of life which makes ID redundant and meaningless. But perhaps Darwin knew something which we continue to fail to understand — that nature itself is the ultimate designer, unknown unto itself but ever present, the quintessential intelligence without shape, form or preconceived notions of design.

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