Charles Darwin Archive

Is Animal Suffering a Consequence of Adam’s Sin?

I cannot persuade myself,” wrote Darwin, “that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created [the Ichneumonidae] parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars.” This conundrum ultimately led Darwin to dispense with the notion of a Creator God. In reality, however, Adam—not the Almighty—bears responsibility for […]

Thinking Clearly about God and Evolution

Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is the author of Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem (HarperOne, 2009). His feature article, “Think Clearly about God and Evolution” on which this post is based appears in the Volume 35, No. 1 special origins issue of the Christian Research Journal available by […]

Can we be certain that evolution is a myth?

The arguments that support evolutionary theory turn out to be astonishingly weak. First, the fossil record is an embarrassment to evolutionists. No verifiable transitions from one kind to another have as yet been found. Charles Darwin had an excuse; in his day fossil finds were relatively scarce. Today, however, we have an abundance of fossils. […]

Did Darwin have a deathbed conversion?

In order to demonstrate the falsity of evolution, Bible-believing Christians for more than a century have passed on the story of Charles Darwin’s deathbed conversion. Evolutionists have attempted to counter them by loudly protesting that Darwin died believing that Christianity was a fraud and that chance was the creator. In response, it should first be […]

Is evolutionism racist?

First, while not all evolutionists are racists, the theory of evolution is racist in the extreme. In his book The Descent of Man Charles Darwin speculated, “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world.” In […]

Can a Christian Believe in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution?

There was a recent article in USA Today in the Forum section entitled, “We Believe in Evolution and God”. It also has the subtitle, “Nearly half of Americans still dispute the indisputable: that humans evolved to our current form over millions of years. We’re scientists and Christians. Our message to the faithful: Fear not.” It’s […]

Virginia Pastor Says He’s a Fan of Darwin?!

There was a recent article in USA Today that highlights the importance of the concept of origins because how one views their origins will determine how they live their life. The article to which I refer is an opinion piece by Henry G. Brinton, who is pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Virginia, and the […]

Darwinism

 Being that February 12, 2009 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and also this year being the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, which by the way was sub-titled The Preservation of the Favored Races In the Struggle For Life, I would like to highlight some of […]