I mean—did he develop the theory of evolution?
Undoubtedly, he did extensive study, which confirmed that such a transition happened in the formation of Earth.
Many of his precepts filled in gaps and enlightened us regarding the periods and pinnacles in the timeline of the birthing of the planet.
But amazingly enough, thousands of years ago, a shepherd sat and wrote his rendition of how the world began—and though it is not as specific and articulate as Charles’s discoveries, it certainly lands within the forum of an emerging Universe.
The Book of Genesis describes an Earth that appears without form, covered in darkness.
Then is the introduction of light, water and fish. A picture unfolds of all life coming from water, gradually gaining size and complexity, ending up with the revelation of man and woman.
Is it any different to divide this process among seven days—or seven ages?
I know we want to have a war between science and religion, but really, no conflict exists.
Whether you choose to believe that evolution was tipped off by the Big Bang or pushed forward by a Creator, it is foolishness to ignore the beauty of a possible benefactor just to extol the mastery of science.
I think Charles Darwin and Moses of Midian could sit down and enjoy a dinner of mutton and tea and find much in common.
Because if religion is true, then it must be filled with science.
And if science is to be completely believed, it just might be enhanced by a Creator.