Academia and the media usually depict Darwin’s theory of evolution as a concept so thoroughly established as to be beyond serious challenge. Yet when two good friends attended their biology class at Yale, the professor asked the class, “How many people here believe that God created man?” Just a few hands went up, six or so, out of about one hundred and fifty students. The professor then said, “I have to admit that it takes as much faith to believe in evolution as it does to believe that God created man.”
That professor made an intriguing admission.
Copyright 2021 Christopher N. White (Updated and enlarged with new content in 2021. Originally published in The Yale Standard, April 2002, and updated for the talk, “Darwin, Evolution, and God,” given at La Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, January 24, 2008.)