What Is a Human Being?

Topics: Evolution, Charles Darwin, Natural selection Pages: 4 (1334 words) Published: August 18, 2008
I have been brought up in a Christian environment, told to believe in a God as the sole creator of all. I believe this, but there are other sides of this too. The biological viewpoint of how man was created states that man evolved from lower, less complex organisms. I believe that all organisms were created from God, and that man has a choice for which side he wants to follow, the spiritual, or being an animal. The biological viewpoint argues that man has relations with every other organism surrounding him. They state that we have evolved from smaller organisms like bacteria. The evolutionary theory is never wanted to be questioned for any flaws in it, it is perfect in most of the scientific world. Theodosius Dobzhansky, in 1973, said that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”. (Sobber 5) Theodosius was a biologist which shows that in biology, the evolutionary theory is considered the greatest of all. Our Biology book says

Look at the bones in the forelimbs of humans, penguins, alligators, and bats. These forelimbs are used in different ways in each animal, yet each limb has a similar bone structure. One explanation…is that an early ancestor shared by all these vertebrates had a forelimb with a similar bone structure (305). Daniel Jacobs quotes from Richard Dawkins in his article about “The Illusion of Design” that Dawkins sates, “Evolution…is not a theory, and for pity’s sake, lets stop confusing the philosophical naive by calling it so. Evolution is a fact…” (Jacobs). This also shows how biologists think that the evolutionary theory is the only way of how life was created. Richard Dawkins also clams that “…if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked by I’d rather not consider that)”. He is saying that all people should believe in evolution and that religion is just a joke. A college professor in UCF, Michael Ruse, has his view point on evolution “I...
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