Ongoing Debate about Human Evolution
On 12 February, all people in the world celebrate Darwin Day. Charles Darwin is the infamous person in the scientific science field with his human evolution theory. Through this theory, Darwin believes that apes are the humans’ ancestor. In the past years, continuous researches are conducted to seek the truth behind this theory and different perspectives arise.
The first perspective comes from people who believe in Darwin’s human evolution or pro-Darwin. These people believe that the resemblance of humans and primates isn’t just a coincidence. There must be a certain connection behind it. In Darwin’s theory, physics, ecology, biochemistry, genetics, and behaviors are evidence of human’s evolution. Darwin has researched the fossil and finds that the bonus and skeleton structure are quite similar. The slight changes also occurred and he believes that it is the result of natural selection. This so-called natural selection results in transmutation or modification since the primates went through some challenges that bring out the ability to survive and reproduce. The natural selection here makes the primates to develop their brain size, bipedalism, sexual differences, and better power.
Bible and Religious Perception about Human Evolution
Although Darwin’s theory sounds convincing, there is no scientific evidence until today. Some still believe in this theory, but some others don’t. The opposing party for this theory is the religious community. They believe in the words of God and they believe that the whole evolution theory is made by humans. Since there’s no scientific evidence of this theory, the community stated that the theory is only based on imagination. The lack of scientific evidence makes the evolution theory as a religion.
It means that there’s nothing true about this theory and it only relies on the true faith. Believing the evolution theory means that one’s worshipping it and ignoring the words of God. Similar to other religions, the evolution theory believes in something supernatural since there is no way two different creatures merged into one new creature. They believe that God has created all of the things in the world differently from the beginning. There’s nothing called evolution and if one’s believe the evolution theory, they will be against the bible and will be punished by God.
Pro-Darwin theory believes that there are some traits that make human and primates similar. While some others believe that evolution theory is complete nonsense. Surprisingly, there is no scientific evidence of this theory and it leaves people in doubt.