I am currently enrolled in two classes that have really sparked so much interest regarding the field of human nature. More specifically religion and evolution.
Although I believe evolution to be true, I also believe that humans have evolved in a way so distinct from every other creature (species) on earth that believing in some sort of super nature force is not too far fetched. Even Darwin wrote about this sense of morality and ethics human’s have evolved.
I want to delve into Darwinism more. Natural selection is a metaphor, simply because nature does not choose anything specifically. Rather, the species that have adapted according to the changes in their environment correctly, survive. This is said to be done randomly.
This is where I start to wonder why the idea of a super natural force orchestrating each change in the environment and the adaption that would develop with it is so unbelievable. The question that follows then would be, why would this force change the environment in the first place? Well, if this almighty force had a set plan, why can’t changes be a part of it?
For any argument, more specifically evolution and a supernatural force’s involvement in evolution, a base premise (assumption) must be made.
For evolution the assumption is all species that are considered alive, derived from the “carbon atom.”
For a supernatural force to be involved in evolution the assumption has to be made that something supernatural exist.
In my opinion both assumptions have to be taken by faith.
As of right now, keep in mind I am only a month into both of these classes. I believe both of these assumptions to be true; however, that doesn’t mean my ideas are not subject to change. I do not believe evolution occurred without any purpose. I do not believe that, for simply the fun of it, nature decided to create such evolved species just so that they can die, and that be that. Not that nature can decide anyways.
I believe that, regardless of the human tendency to need a purpose, that each species has evolved into what God needs them to be at this specific time to fulfill his ultimate goal.
I believe that science and God fit together beautifully, and to separate the two simply devalues the full experience of life.
Food for thought.
Until later, linger a little longer with me.