Many people around the world observed the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth Feb. 12. Darwin has been one of the most controversial figures in science and religion for the last century and a half, with some hailing him as a genius and others criticizing his beliefs as narrow-minded or even blasphemous. What are your personal feelings about Darwin and the changes his theories brought to the world?
I think mostly about the legacy of division between Darwinists and creationists. I’ve always wondered why people put the “Darwin fish” symbols on the backs of their cars. These, of course, are usurpations of an ancient Christian symbol whose message is that Jesus Christ is God’s son, our savior. Darwin’s name is placed inside the symbol, and feet are put on the fish. Are people mocking faith in Christ? Or is it a statement of faith in what Darwin taught versus faith in what Jesus taught? The answer, I suppose, depends on the individual.