Organic Evolution

LBST 2231

April 16, 2004

Everybody knows the great debate about how the world became what it is and how the earth was created. Even though we are living in the technology age, there are still no certainties about how everything came to be how we see it today. This is mainly due to the obvious fact that there were no humans alive at the time earth was first created to record data on the earliest years of Earth. What we do know however, is that everything came about by something known as "evolution." Although theories conflict each other, and there are many different views on evolution, one thing agreed upon is that it has taken time to get to where we are today.

The word "evolution," derived from the Latin evolvere, means to roll out or unfold (The Fantasy). According to The Merriam‑Webster Dictionary, evolution has a few different definitions. The first refers to evolution as "a process of change in a particular direction." The second definition dealing with the actual theory of evolution states the following: "a theory that the various kinds of plants and animals are descended from other kinds that lived in earlier times and that the differences are due to inherited changes that occurred over many generations." (Merriam‑Webster)

The main debate about evolution is being fought between religious sectors and scientists. The science side of evolution is taken from evidence in rocks and other earth materials. The religious end of the argument believes God had more to do with the earth than anything else. There are two parts to the scientific perspectives of evolution, they are Organic Evolution and Biological Evolution.

Based on the definition of evolution, organic evolution deals only with plant and animal life and is referred to as the process of organisms to "roll out or progress through a succession of changes from simple to more complex conditions" (The Fantasy). The concept implies that ll animals and plants are descendants of some primordial substance, which have evolved through a slow, gradual process of mutations into higher forms. This theory includes the evolution of man and requires millions, even billions of years to be carried out. Organic evolution assumes that transmutation has taken place to get where the world is today, and continues to take place for future generations. Although this concept seems to be valid so far, there is much controversy over the actual validity of the evidence behind organic evolution. Most refer to the idea of organic evolution as more of a fantasy than a scientific presumption. It is believed to be totally discredited and unscientific without any evidence or basis of fact.

Even though most believe that there is no validity to the ideas of Darwin, Malthus and Wallace, the creators of organic evolution, it has become a basis for many religions. Atheism, and humanism have both been formed through the ideas of organic evolution. These religions are based on a system of faith in the doctrine of materialism. It has been designed by the "master of deceit" to spread the seeds of doubt and evil. The followers of these twisted religions believe in a denial of God and His Word. They live their unseemly lifestyles by manifestations of the heathen mentality. Christians view organic evolution totally different though. They believe that God is the first cause for everything, he always has been and always will be first in the eyes of a Christian. Quoting John 1:3‑4, "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life and the life was the light of men" (The Fantasy). Christians are taught and believe that the greatest display is not creation, but the cross. It is the power of resurrection and God himself that changed everything, not by transmutation, but by transformation into the creation of Jesus Christ.

Another religion affected by the questions of organic evolution and its validity is the Islamic faith. The Christians have an outlook that whatever God says, goes. Islamic followers are not as accepting of the idea of believing something that has not been proven true. They are told to listen to Allah’s teachings, since they can not find out for themselves in the