Darwin, Darwinism, and Uncertainty Charles M. Woolf

ISBN: 9781938043024

Published: January 15th 2012

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180 pages


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Darwin, Darwinism, and Uncertainty  by  Charles M. Woolf

Darwin, Darwinism, and Uncertainty by Charles M. Woolf
January 15th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 180 pages | ISBN: 9781938043024 | 10.68 Mb

Darwins major contribution to science was establishing that natural selection is the mechanism for evolution. This concept is known as Darwinism. Following the publication of the Origin of Species in 1859, Darwin was denounced by many persons forMoreDarwins major contribution to science was establishing that natural selection is the mechanism for evolution.

This concept is known as Darwinism. Following the publication of the Origin of Species in 1859, Darwin was denounced by many persons for his atheistic views. This castigation continues at the present time, and especially by fundamental Christians in the USA.

To the contrary, Darwin was a theist when he wrote the Origin of Species, and even though he eventually evolved from being a firm believer in Christianity to becoming an agnostic, he was never an atheist in the sense of denying the existence of God. Furthermore, in 1879, three years before his death, he was quoted as saying that the theory of evolution is quite compatible with the belief in God, but you must remember that different persons have different definitions of what they mean by God.

Darwin never gave an explanation, based on natural laws, for the first part of this statement. Darwin was adamant in his belief that natural selection is blind and non-directional in its actions. This premise leads to the conclusion that Homo sapiens is a chance species on Earth. Various events occurring during the creation of the universe, our solar system, the planet Earth, and the evolution of life forms on Earth also lead to the conclusion that Homo sapiens is a chance species on Earth.

This conclusion conflicts with the theistic belief that Homo sapiens was divinely created on Earth. Can this conflict be resolved? A probabilistic model is presented that is compatible with the view that we live in a godless universe. It can also be used to build a bridge over the seemingly deep chasm separating theism on one side and Darwinism on the other side, and thereby allowing Darwinism to be compatible with various different religions of the world whose doctrines and practices are not driven by creation myths and the primitive science of ancient times.

Thus, it allows persons to profit from the good values that faith in a religious belief may provide, and also to have great pride in the advances made in modern science, including the field of evolutionary biology.



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