Darwin vs. Gould.

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A secular being looks at nature and hopes to observe a sign of Divine inspiration. Many find a moral message from their deity in everything created. They humanize every situation as they seek out each nuance of His subsistence within the circle of life. Conversely, each religious conviction has a different opinion concerning how our world came into existence and how it has changed since. Charles Darwin attempted to answer the question of how we came to be as we are today. Although Darwin was educated as a minister, he made his attempt by looking at the facts through the process of observation. In his mind, there was no divergence between his theological education and his scientific curiosity. He proposed that there was a gradual change of species through adaptation of each variety by natural and sexual selection. Darwin was talking about evolution. Since more offspring are produced than can survive, those most adapted for their environment would be able to compete more competently for scarce resources.

Species whose individuals are less adapted would eventually become extinct.

In North America, there are three broad-spectrum categories of belief concerning evolution assuming an individual believes in a supernatural being: creation science, theistic evolution, and naturalistic evolution. Those who believe in creation science say that God created the universe during six consecutive 24-hour days less than 10,000 years ago, exactly as it depicts in the book of Genesis in the Bible. "All of the various species of animals that currently exist (and that once existed) on earth are descendants of the animals that God created during the single week of creation."(Robinson, Evolution, 1995) While this is the most popular belief among the public, it is the least popular belief among scientists. "Theistic evolution states that the universe is about 14 billion years old.