“For I am well aware that scarcely a single point is discussed in this volume on which facts cannot be adduced, often apparently leading to conclusions directly opposite to those at which I have arrived. A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question; and this is here impossible.” (1)
What exactly did Charles Darwin imply when he stated this? Did he feel remorse for spreading a false scientific theory among scholars in our realistic world? Perhaps he regretted the statement, but enjoyed the world-wide recognition. And to think teachers teach their students this theory which beholds no real substantial evidence. How can this be proven? How can it be proven that because we have hands and legs; just as apes do, that dogs did not evolve from cats? They also have the same hind legs, paws, nose and eyes.
“Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the English naturalist born in Shrewsbury, England, has been widely considered the first to put forth a theory on evolution but it really began with Aristotle and Lucretius in their vague concept in ‘ladder of nature’. It was also his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, a physician, scientist and poet who preceded him with a theory on evolution among many others, including individuals such as Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Robert Chambers, the author of The Vestiges of Creation (1844).
Studying medicine was how Charles Darwin began his formal education at Edinburgh University in 1825 but he soon found himself unsuited for such a career. So instead, in 1827 he tried the ministry for three years at Cambridge University but also became disinterested. In 1831, after a short geological expedition in North Wales, he was appointed naturalist (unpaid) for an exploratory voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle which left England on December 27, 1831. Darwin was only 22 when the ship departed which was to circumnavigate the globe.” (3)
“I am quite conscious that my speculations run quite beyond the bounds of true science.” – From a letter to Asa Gray, Harvard biology professor, cited in Charles Darwin and the Problem of Creation, N.C. Gillespie, p.63) (2)
Using our common sense, is it really possible that humans have morphed throughout the centuries from animals, and in this case apes? The idea sounds so broad and general; science is in fact, still not able to prove it by the year 2011.