Is Evolution a Scientific Fact?
by Christiana Szymanski
I’ve heard it so many times before. Maybe you’ve heard it, too. When talking with an evolutionist, they will often bring up the objection that evolution is a "scientific fact," but creation is a "religion." I disagree; they are both religions. As Joe White and Nicholas Comninellis stated in their book Darwin’s Demise, “the difference between a ‘philosophy’ like humanism and naturalism, and a ‘religion’ is not definable. Both describe a particular way of viewing the world, history, human nature, and morality. A ‘religion’ may or may not include reference to a supernatural being. Beyond this trait, however, ‘philosophy’ and a ‘religion’ are largely indistinguishable.”
Apologist Ron Rhodes agrees: "Too often the creation-evolution debate has been portrayed as a faith-based system (creation) in opposition to a fact-based system (evolution). But both systems are, in reality, faith-based," he says in his book The 10 Things You Should Know About the Creation Vs. Evolution Debate.
In fact, Dr. Wolfgang Smith once stated, "A growing number of respectable scientist are defecting from the evolutionist camp… moreover, for the most part these ‘experts’ have abandoned Darwinism, not on the basis of religious faith or biblical persuasions, but on strictly scientific grounds, and in some instances, regretfully" (emphasis mine).
White and Comninellis rightfully state, "More than one Christian apologist has noted the inconsistency in excluding creationism from serious consideration because it is ‘religious’ when in fact evolutionism favors the religious position of secular humanism." Today, I would like to point you to several telling quotes on evolution that serve to demonstrate that evolution is in fact a "religion" — a faith that is grounded in absolutely no proof
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