The Theory Of Natural Selection

843 Words Mar 9th, 2016 4 Pages
The theory of natural selection creates a harsher lenses in which man views fauna, one with only clinical observance and without emotion. Natural history seemingly becomes a chronicle of cruelty and triumph of the strongest and a eulogy for the weaker. Instead of being daunted by this, Charles Darwin’s reaction to this methodical cycle was relief. It can be seen throughout his ¬Origin of Species in which he uses double meanings in order to mediate the brutal perception of nature that comes from his theories. Darwin’s loaded language inconspicuously reminds the reader of moral norms and to consider nature as something separate from man and God.
Darwin was educated by the Anglican Church even though he was a never a practicing cleric. Therefore in his writings he uses morally loaded language to reflect Christian Bible’s morals. The black-and-white of nature in the “ejecting…foster brothers…ants making slaves…” detracts from the overall theme of love taught in the Bible which encourages not only the love of brothers but also charity and kindness. By Darwin’s time, slavery in England had been abolished and abhorred for decades. These actions seen in nature are not readily welcome into the lives of men. God still holds man to a standard of logic and fairness which is grounded in the Bible. As a Christian, Darwin should be confused where nature is full of selfishness and death and God commands kindness. And if God created nature specifically as horrendous as he had, then why…
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