No. The idea that human beings can observe signs of intelligent design in nature reaches back to the foundations of both science and civilization. In the Greco-Roman tradition, Plato and Cicero both espoused early versions of intelligent design. In the history of science, most scientists until the latter part of the nineteenth century accepted some form of intelligent design, including Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution by natural selection. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, meanwhile, the idea that design can be discerned in nature can be found not only in the Bible but among Jewish philosophers such as Philo and in the writings of the Early Church Fathers. The scientific community largely rejected design in the early twentieth century after neo-Darwinism claimed to be able to explain the emergence of biological complexity through the unintelligent process of natural selection acting on random mutations. In recent decades, however, new research and discoveries in such fields as physics, cosmology, biochemistry, genetics, and paleontology have caused a growing number of scientists and science theorists to question neo-Darwinism and propose intelligent design as the best explanation for the existence of specified complexity throughout the natural world.
Show MorePeople are always arguing over which theory is true, evolution or creationism. The theory of evolution has a lot to do with natural selection. Natural selection is when the individual with the best traits survives, and passes on their good traits to their offspring. Those offspring create more individuals with those strong traits, and eventually all of the species will have those strong traits. This means that if this cycle is carried on long enough, it will result in changes in a population, eventually resulting in a new species. Darwin thinks all life forms have descended from a common species in ancient times.
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He observed animals from various places and watched species evolve before his eyes. When he put out his theory on evolution, scientist thought he was crazy, but soon enough he got some followers and now his theory of evolution is, scientifically, the most stable. That quote, by Darwin himself, is explaining natural selection. Natural Selection is one of the main ideas to evolution. Adaptation is the other main idea in the theory of evolution. Natural selection occurs when there is more offspring than can survive, and only the strong survive. Those strong individuals pass on their strong alleles to their offspring. Soon enough this will lead to the gradual evolution of the population. The creatures will change to better survive in their particular environment. Adaptation is when a species changes because of the environment around it. With the theory of evolution we believe that the earth is about 4.5 million years old. Creationism states that the earth is only about 6,000 years old. Scientists have proven that the earth is much older than 6,000 years old. They did this by taking pieces of rock and earth and using a machine with special crystals to determine the age of the earth. Scientists have fossils that show gradual change in species over the years. Creationism says that all the species came to the earth as they are now, but there is evidence proving the species evolved into what they are today. Scientists observe the gradual change in species,