Does the theory of evolution eliminate God?
Or can the two co-exist, say God creates and nature re-creates.?
- sk8terboy1963Lv 43 weeks agoFavorite Answer
No. The ONLY thing evolution addresses is the diversity of life on this planet. Period. End of story. It makes no claims about how life originated. It makes no claims about deities. It addresses bio-diversity ONLY. It says absolutely nothing about the other sciences. Of course, that doesn't mean that a deity is inserted by default. That is a major logical fallacy. No proof or evidence of a deity to even suggest it is possible.
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- Roberta BLv 63 weeks ago
Most scientists who espouse evolution are either atheists or agnostics. LaPlace said concerning the idea of God as Creator "I have no need for that hypothesis".
The bottom line is, no matter how you define it, evolution, in order to be true, has to at least hypothesize how space, matter, energy and forces, and life itself began. It is a lot more complicated than the idea of the Big Bang - in fact, where IT came from has to be answered in this universe where effects come from causes. There is also no inkling of how an unguided universe came up with the complex fine tuning of laws that hold it together.
Atheism and macroevolution does not, and cannot, explain it. There are no non-intelligent forms of natural selection found in the universe. The forces of current microevolutionary activity are very similar to intelligence. With a house there is an architect who designed it and a builder. You cannot even make a pot without clay and a potter who knows what a pot looks like.
- SBR32277Lv 73 weeks ago
Abiogenesis addresses the first life forming. Evolution only addresses how that life "evolved" into the diversity of species we have today. Neither fully rules out any Gods, it mostly contradicts the Genesis account. It also demonstrates a God isn't necessarily needed if nature can just form and diversify life on its own. While there are other things that would come closer to ruling Gods out, evolution alone does not.
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- Ernest SLv 73 weeks ago
The theory of Evolution is a device to deny God and sin, nothing more.
- RichardLv 43 weeks ago
no, it doesn't address it, nor does the theory of abiogenesis
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
No. Unless you're a Biblical or Quran literalist
- PrinceLv 53 weeks ago
Of course it doesn't. I have always thought that was ridiculous. Who but God could have set Evolution in motion.
- bartyLv 73 weeks ago
No, it just eliminates an absolute literal interpretation of the creation story.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 73 weeks ago
No theory can eliminate anything that is real - so the idea that human ideas about how life developed on Earth could 'eliminate God' is ridiculous. For a start, the theory of evolution says nothing about how life began anywhere in the universe, let alone on this one planet. The theory can only attempt to explain how 'simple' life (there's no such thing, as all life, even in its simplest form, is highly complex) developed into more complex life forms.
The Bible does not go into any details about how God created this universe and all life in it. It simply states that, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and the brevity of words following that does not allow anybody to explain how God did any of that. It does use phrases such as, "Let the land produce vegetation" and "Let the land produce living creatures". Make of that what you will, as long as you note that God is said to make all those things, and that the first man was directly made by God's hand, in His image and likeness. And note that to create is not the same as to procreate, which all life-forms on Earth do. To re-create is not the same as initial creation.
But, for sure, any theory of evolution cannot 'eliminate' God. As noted by this Christian, "A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell." (C.S. Lewis)