What if evolution was true?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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What if the universe and the world in which we live all came about by chance? What if, by accident — an explosion of gases — our solar system came into being ? And what if, by chance over millions and billions of years, life began and evolved to its present forms? I ask these questions, not because I am entertaining the possibility. I am a man of faith, but I don’t have anywhere near enough faith to believe the complexities of the universe and of life itself could have come about by chance. It is a mathematical impossibility. And even if I were to concede a one in a million chance for each major step in the process, the one in the equation remains the same and the odds against it are multiplied again and again for each step so that the odds are so improbable that the believer in a chance formation of the universe, chance beginning of life and chance evolution of species has more faith than any religious person I have ever known. But what if? I ask just to consider the implications of the theories taught in ou


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Opinion, Pages 5 on 12/05/2012

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