Wednesday, January 30, 2013

G K Chesterton on Evolution

I am currently re-reading Orthodoxy by G K Chesterton (available for free on Kindle and in other ebook formats). It contains a number of challenges to extremists of the Atheist or Christian kind including this one:

If evolution destroys anything, it does not destroy religion but rationalism. If evolution simply means that a positive thing called an ape turned very slowly into a positive thing called a man, then it is stingless for the most orthodox; for a personal God might just as well do things slowly as quickly, especially if, like the Christian God, he were outside time.