Charles Darwin – Origin of Species
From the Origin of Species to Today’s Fake News
Charles Darwin is the Godfather of Evolutionary Theory. Jump aboard with us while we dissect the details and separate fact from fiction and the religious fake news that surrounds his empirical work of great scientific importance.
We Take a Look at Charles Darwin
No offence to anyone religious, but why believe in fake news?
Why believe something purely because that’s what you’re supposed to believe?
Wouldn’t it be smarter to base your decisions on reason rather than be coerced or bullied into the ancient religious teachings that have ruined, rather than relieved, the lives of so many?
I’ll show you why you need to have a long, deep think with yourself and that dude upstairs because the truth is easy to digest if you take the right approach… you need to have a walk in the shoes of a certain Mr Charles Darwin.
Charles Darwin – Origin of Species Author and Famous Scientist
We never question scientists. Why would we? They are among the most intelligent people on the planet.
They can do the following:
1. Split the atom for nuclear fission/fusion.
2. Send men to the moon.
3. Create nanotechnology.
4. Satellites and GPS.
5. Unprecedented manufacturing precision and quality on phones, cars, etc.
6. Create high-speed camera tech that is so fast it can capture light photons bouncing around an object. Bearing in mind light travels at 186,000 miles per second. Rapid, eh?
7. Silicon chips with 7 nanometer process. That is like dividing a millimeter into a million and then keeping seven parts. Small, eh?
8. Build the world’s most complicated and biggest machine, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
9. Everything amazing that we have taken for granted – but couldn’t live without – is in our daily lives because of science.
10. Microwave ovens, smartphones, computers, television, WiFi, etc. They’re all science based.
A Scientist’s Word is as Good as it Gets!
Nobody can question scientists and prove them wrong because they have already tested and proven their concept so it is accepted by the scientific community. We know they are genuine, hard-working truth seekers. That’s why we don’t question them – because we know their word is as good as it gets.
To question them is pointless, but if you did they would gladly reply. Questions to scientists are a chance for them to show off their knowledge. A chance for them to reinforce their already cast-iron case. Another layer of authenticity to wrap their intellectual property in. To keep the truth warm, so to speak.
Scientists live on the edge of the world; on the limitations of its boundaries and possibilities to be more precise.
They relish challenging the fastest, highest, tallest, smallest, lightest, heaviest, etc. They’re extremists.
Scientists are geniuses.
Dare I say it… Scientists are Almost God Like
Dare I say it, scientists are almost God like with their astonishing gifts to humanity.
Therefore, why do people say Charles Darwin was wrong? He wasn’t wrong he was 100% correct. We now have plenty of ways to prove he was one of the most important men to have ever lived. His theory of evolution is TRUE.
On the contrary, if he, like any other man of science, had an inkling there was a God who created the Universe, Darwin would not have settled till he had proved this to be true. Instead, though, Darwin proceeded to follow the truth and set about working on the Origin of Species. (Full title: Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life).
Modern evolutionary biologists like Richard Dawkins can prove that Darwin was right. They can use the fossil record. They can use genes to show evolution. Continental drift has separated animals by thousands of miles and they then split into new species. We can follow these closely related species to see how evolution has changed them in their now differing environments.
Today we can even see evolution through the way bacteria have evolved to overcome medications. They’re called superbugs. I’m writng this now because religion is akin to a superbug that has got out of hand.
Dogs are a perfect example how a Chihuahua can evolve from a wolf. Not through natural selection, but a sped up man-made process. If an alien visited earth he wouldn’t believe that a Chihuahua is related to the wolf, but we know for sure it is.
Bananas are the Worst Example of Intelligent Design
There was an American Christian video saying bananas are perfectly designed by God. That would be awesome evidence, apart from the fact modern bananas look nothing like natural wild bananas. In fact most foods that arrive on our dinner plates are strains that have been bred by farmers into something that looks and tastes much better than the original. This is a form of evolution.
Seems like Christians don’t approach evidence with the same fervor they do to ‘believing.’ Strange, because you’d have thought believing in the truth would be important?
If you want to believe in God that’s your personal choice, but don’t embarrass yourself by saying Darwin was wrong. Doing so is comparable with saying television signals are fake, computers don’t work and medication is a hoax. We know all these essential things are very real and not a figment of the imagination.
Attacking Darwin and his theory is akin to attacking science as a whole because science is all about the truth, not personal opinion or collective discussion.
Science Doesn’t Like Being Wrong
Science doesn’t like being wrong, not because it’s arrogant, but when scientists are wrong it is because they haven’t found the truth so they work even harder until they are proved right. They don’t propagate lies just to be accepted. It is the truth that propels scientists on to bigger and better things, unlike myths and legends, which don’t necessarily have foundations in what actually happened.
Hollywood might have been far away from the religious book writers’ minds, but they clearly realised that drama would sell more bibles than plain old boring statements.
The simple truth is that we were born in the Big Bang, then baked in the stars. Then millions or billions of years later supernovas blasted matter into deep space, new stars were formed like our sun and the dust clouds with the ingredients for life – including heavy metals – formed planets such as the big round ball we call home. Planet Earth.
Chemical reactions occurred in the sea – the biggest test tube experiment ever – so no wonder life occurred. Carbon is extremely fertile. It loves to bond with other chemicals. It’s also a fact that our bodies are made from the same chemicals that are common in space. Top three in our bodies: oxygen, carbon, nitrogen match the ratio of the same chemicals in outer space.
The Precursors to Life Itself are Everywhere
It is not extraordinary that life occurred really. How could it not with the sea churning up trillions of different mixtures of basic elements per second, which then formed simple chemical compounds. The precursors to life itself. Surely it HAD to happen.
Just like winning the lottery is hard to do, somebody has to win it because of the sheer number of entrants. This is no different to Mother Nature mixing her wild cocktails in the atmosphere and oceans.
Once life started it merely evolved over millions of years. From single cells to worms to fish to mammals to apes to humans.
Look at our rib cage and that of a fish, we have the same shape because 185 million generations ago, our parents were fish.
Did you know that if you stacked a photograph of your parents and their parents, all the way back to almost 100 million years or more, which would be as tall as the Empire State Building in New York, then your grandparents would be fish? An absolutely crazy fact, but true and astonishing in equal measure.
We weren’t intelligently designed. We simply evolved through natural selection.
There are countless other tidbits of human life and physicality that we can trace back to ancient ancestors. We have some body parts that are no longer in use. For example, biologists believe the human appendix is a vestigial organ left behind from a plant-eating ancestor and removing it has no affect on our health.
If God was the Architect He’s in the Wrong Job
A giraffe has a nerve that goes from its head and down to its body and back up unnecessarily. If God was the architect he was a bad designer and should have been sacked. Proof then that Giraffes weren’t designed, but rather evolved from other smaller mammals.
In America there are private schools trying to ban or severely twist science into telling lies and such nonsense that the earth is 6000 years old. This is how backwards religion can be when practiced by hardcore followers that won’t deviate from their religious beliefs.
Even the Catholic Church has said aids isn’t as bad as condoms. They do work in Africa caring for aids patients, yet they could prevent much of the suffering if they educated them and said: “USE A CONDOM.” Then they wouldn’t need healthcare.
Yes the world is beyond amazing and it seems illogical that living beings and intelligent life can appear by nature’s work alone. Simplified we really only have two choices: 1) that minuscule changes happened over vast time spans, which surely isn’t hard to believe, is it? 2) that God appeared out of nowhere and created everything. Much harder to believe, wouldn’t you say?
Science believes that intelligent life appears later in the cycle of the Universe, which is what I personally believe also. Just like a Ferrari doesn’t roll off the production line by itself. It has to be made out of smaller parts. We have rolled off the production line of life over millions of years, fine-tuned by the forces of nature and the environmental hazards of our rusty little rocky home that we all stem from – the most beautiful place in the solar system – planet Earth.
Human Testimony is the Weakest Form of Evidence
We’ve all heard of the saying having your cake and eating it. Well what I would say is you can’t use the benefits of science on a daily basis, relish in the comforts it gives us, then disagree with science when it comes to evolution and religion. There isn’t one shred of evidence to show or prove core topics religion holds dear are real, but we accept it because it is handed down through generations.
As a matter of fact, human testimony is one of the weakest forms of evidence, yet it is held highest by courts of law. Worrying if you’re on trial and equally worrying that this is all religion is based on.
Why do Intelligent People Believe in God?
There is plenty of compelling evidence of why we believe in religion and why even intelligent people believe in illogical things that their intellect should override. Let me explain…
One example is that if you were walking through the jungle and you hear a rustle, you run anyway before finding out it was a lion. If you didn’t run the lion would have eaten you, but if you run and it wasn’t a lion then no harm would be done. Hence, the reason that this ‘instinct’ has been bred into us down the years, as it has saved countless ancestors from being eaten alive or given the cautious ones an endorphin boost from a quick sprint.
Relating to this on a personal level, when we were kids we used to do the Ouija board down an alley between the houses. When I used to ride my BMX home on the dark nights, I’d pedal like the devil through that alley, even though I didn’t believe in ghosts or ghouls. It must have been this survival instinct kicking in. My mind knew that there was nothing to fear, but my instinct was playing it safe anyway.
We are Pattern-Seeking Animals
It’s these same mechanisms that we latch on to. We are pattern-seeking animals so if we do something, like pray at church then something happens it is easy to think that God stepped in with that prayer request you asked for. Essentially we are gullible fools, but some of us are trying to move beyond that and live our lives without the need for religion.
To sum up, use your own intelligence to work out why we are here. Don’t take the writings of ignorant peasants from 2000 years ago. People who thought the world was flat. People who kept slaves and thought women weren’t equal to men.
I’m not claiming to know it all, but I do know for a fact that there is no God, but there was a man called Charles Darwin who correctly told us how we got here. EVOLUTION.
“A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.” – Charles Darwin
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