Darwinism Versus Creationism – Looking Into the Beginning Part II: Exploring Darwinism

Full Definition of Darwinism

  1. 1:  a theory of the origin and perpetuation of new species of animals and plants that offspring of a given organism vary, that natural selection favors the survival of some of these variations over others, that new species have arisen and may continue to arise by these processes, and that widely divergent groups of plants and animals have arisen from the same ancestors — compare evolution 4, neo-Darwinism

  2. 2: a theory that inherent dynamic forces allow only the fittest persons or organizations to prosper in a competitive environment or situation <economic Darwinism> — compare Social Darwinism

Or more simply put:

Darwinism = theory of Charles Darwin about how plant and animal species develop.

Evolution

   How Do Living Things Develop According To Darwin?

  • All life has a common ancestor
  • Evolution IS NOT a planned process and therefore HAS NO END GOALS  OR GAME. 
  • It is a process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes to their inheritable physical and/or behavioral traits.

In other words, its all in the genes! However, the makeup of living beings is not the only factor to be taken into consideration.

  • The process of Evolution consists of two parts. Those parts are the changes within a living organism and alterations within the organisms natural environment which demand change in order to best adapt and survive or risk elimination.
  • Evolution has four mechanisms that both define and have purpose in the process.
    • Mutation –  The initial change. (Example: DNA not replicating perfectly resulting in a change in chromosome numbers.)
    • Natural Selection –   A process in nature in which organisms possessing certain genotypic characteristics that make them better adjusted to an environment tend to survive, reproduce, increase in number or frequency, and therefore, are able to transmit and perpetuate their essential genotypic qualities to succeeding generations.
    • Recombination – The combining of genes, chromosomes, traits of two living organisms. (Example: Sexual reproduction of mammals, or two parents having a baby.)
    • Gene Flow –  Also known as gene migration, is the transfer of alleles or genes from one population to another.

NaturalSelection

What Else Should We Know About Evolution? 

  1. Evolution is ongoing and inevitable.

Basically, we are evolving. We are constantly changing due to our genetic material as well as the ever changing world in which we live. There is nothing we can do about it.  

2. Evolution leads to extinction.

Bad news folks, we are all going to die inevitably. Also, likely much like the  mammoth species and others that no longer walk the earth….Our Days Are Numbered. 

3. Competition is an initial as well as key part of our survival.

Evolution

Evolution & Process

It is a rather grim and bleak picture, yes? No wonder a number who pride themselves in calling themselves Evolutionists believe those of us who are Creationists to be desperately clinging to a fairy tale like hope!  This situation…this outlook on life…it is enough to make   a number of us sink into a feeling of despair or hopelessness!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Darwinism Versus Creationism – Looking Into the Beginning Part II: Exploring Darwinism

  1. Why is it so impossible to read the word THEORY in Darwinism? Those who believe in evolution aren’t necessarily opposed to creationism. Darwin.s theory can not be and has never been proven to be true…neither has creationism. One is taking creationism on faith…faith in God and his ability to do anything, even those things we fallible humans can never begin to understand. I remember being in high school and my biology teacher saying “Darwin had a theory…that is an idea that he attempted to prove. he came close but failed to prove it entirely. God created Heaven and earth and everything on Earth in seven days…can we prove this? no, we can only have faith in it.so what is the difference, really?”

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