In 1859, Charles Robert Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. It has affected the worldview of generations since, encouraging them to think that they are the products of an unplanned process and ultimately have no reason for existence. The book has had an incredible effect on western society and has never been out of print since the first edition of 1,250 copies was sold out the first day. Why was the Origin of Species so popular? It is likely the UK public were ready to embrace an alternative to the biblical creation account. The new spirit of the age was one of unbelief, despite religious revivals in Scotland and Ireland. There are two strands to Darwinism. The first states that all life evolved over long time periods from a single prototype cell. The other is the notion of “natural selection.” This book reviews Charles Darwin’s religious ideas and questions his evolutionary claims in the light and authority of the Bible, which sets forth a worldview consistent with faith in God.
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Be sure to check out Day One CreationPoints Collection (3 vols.).
Ian McNaughton is the chairman of Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe). He studied theology at the Free Church of Scotland College, Edinburgh, and earned his ThM in historic theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor in FIEC Churches for over 30 years and now pastors West Worthing Evangelical Church, West Sussex.
Paul Taylor spent 17 years teaching science in state schools, eventually becoming head of the department and gaining a master’s degree in science education at Cardiff University. His first book, Just Six Days, arranged contemporary creationist thinking into biblical order as a commentary of Genesis chapters 1 to 11. Paul joined Answers in Genesis in August 2005 as a writer and speaker. He is a regular contributor to the AIG website and Answers Magazine, and is often published in various Christian magazines.