Evolutionism Essay, Research Paper
What is Evolution? Evolution is the theory that all living things in the world have come
into being through a non-guided, natural process starting from a primeval mass of subatomic
particles and radiation, over 20 billion years ago (History). This theory says that all living things
have increased intelligence or have changed in other ways over many, many years.
The theory of evolution hasn t been around for ever. Before the 20th century, people
wanted to understand the world around them, but many of them believed that God created
everything. A small number of scientists believed that living things had evolved from each other
and there was no God. The theory was sort of a dream or manifestation without any original
grounds for belief. Over time more and more people looked into evolutionism and they
developed possibilities of how it occurred. Many theories were developed, but someone always
disproved them. Recently with the discovery of genetic mutation and a new understanding of
genes and DNA, the evidence supporting evolution has greatly increased.
Charles Darwin was one scientist who helped to increase the evidence supporting
evolution. Darwin developed the idea of natural selection where living things that reproduced
in large numbers and survived became dominant and other living things adapted to survive, or
they died. Francis Crick, a scientist, co-discovered DNA which opened new doors to the idea of
evolutionism (History). DNA is the pattern by which people are created as individuals. Now
Evolutionism is the only origin of life that can be taught in public schools. However, in private
schools, students may be taught whatever the school wishes to teach them about the origin of
life. States have done this because not everyone has the same religious beliefs regarding the
origin of life and this was the solution that worked best.
I feel that humans and all other forms of life were created by God. How else could
something so outrageously complex be created?