An Evolutionist’s Intellectual Amends with God
I am not a religious man at all, so I also do not believe that God exists. The debate between evolutionists and creationists only fuels division among people, serving one interest or another. This division is what led me to write this article and decide to take a step forward, beyond the interpretative wall of our beliefs.
Evolution is a process that took an unimaginable amount of time and an equally unimaginable number of transformations that eventually led to life as we know it.
Mathematicians have calculated the odds of life coming into existence, and for sure the results yield the possible conclusion that creationists might be right.
After all, everything in our known Universe is extremely precise – even when it appears to be chaotic – and organic life has such a complexity that the odds of it happening are ONE in infinity, so, mathematically speaking, it is nearly impossible to have appeared without a designer and creator originating it.
It seems to me that evolutionists have to accept the unbelievable odds that life just evolved out of nothing, and allow the possibility that something or someone might have designed and created it. Creationists too, have to accept that even ONE chance in an infinite number of possibilities, represents a viable possibility that can render their theories null.
Although it appears that the two camps operate from a different perspective, they both use analytical skills to make their point and it all comes down to possibilities and probabilities – a realm of mathematics – and let’s admit it, both camps are unable to offer a definitive answer to the question whether we evolved or we were created.
To divide an entire species over something that we do not actually know is highly manipulative, functionally speaking – counter-productive, and, morally speaking – entirely wrong. Fueling this phenomenon of social division is as illogical as it would be to have two horses tied on both ends of a carriage, pulling in opposite directions.
The reality is that the “horses” will never stop pulling. The solution is in the “carriage,” or in our case, us. We, the people, are the solution. If for instance, the carriage were to be extremely heavy, neither horse would be able to pull it. Socially speaking, “heavy” would be equivalent to coherent or unified by a common element that would grant humankind a certain density of common sense.
I can accept the possibility that a creator is responsible for our existence because it does not really matter to me if I evolved into a human being or if I am the result of a primordial and divine creation. What matters more – at this particular moment – is what I do with this life, rather than where it came from.
If God created everything, including life and myself, then God also must have had a creator as well, because to believe that GOD JUST IS, makes absolute no sense whatsoever, regardless of how we look at it. The assumption and its consequent statement that “God just is” can only be defined as an easy cop-out that creationists should avoid if they were to meet evolutionists half way. Consequently, if the God that created everything was also created, then it generates an infinite line of logical arguments that would only end in paralysis by analysis for any evolutionist.
I propose a simple approach to the predicament of evolution versus creation. If you are an evolutionist, simply choose to transfer value onto the life at hand, in a functional, active, way. If you are a creationist, then let it be as such. If God created everything, it did so in a way that also allowed the possibility of evolution, so choose to transfer value onto what you do with the life you have now.
Regardless of evolution or creation, our existence has value in itself, a value measured in what we do, not in what we believe in.
My conclusion can only be a question:
How much longer are we going to waste our energy in dividing interpretation, as opposed to uniting in the functional research and exploration of our potential?
Copyright 2010 by Bogdan Heretoiu