The day the Bible is refuted
I “t’s like confessing to a murder,” writes Charles Darwin just before publication of On the Origin of Species— a book that turns the whole world upside down in 1859. Darwin’s weapons are scientific theories— his victim is none other than God Himself. Darwin holds back his work for more than 20 years and only publishes it when he has enough rational evidence. Which he does: While the Church still preaches that humans have no relation to animals, Darwin’s theory of evolution proposes the creation of species through mutation and natural selection as well as the descent of humans from apes. Darwin robs religion of its authority on one of the most important questions of all time: Whence did humankind come— and whither will we go from here?