Lewis On Evolution

November 10, 2011

Stolen from Josh Willem’s Facebook page:

“If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere accidents—the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the thoughts of the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else’s. But if their thoughts—i.e. of materialism and astronomy—are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. It’s like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash when you upset a milk jug should give you a correct account of how the jug was made and why it was upset.” – C.S. Lewis

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2 Responses to “Lewis On Evolution”


  1. Theistic Evolution teaches that God is in the “natural” action itself. My father was a scientist and physicist (RIP), and a certain Roman Catholic Theist and believer, but most important believed in the divinity of Christ, both God & Man..and the Redeemer of man Himself! I am a creationist myself, but an old earth one.

  2. Mark Says:

    As I’ve said before, you have an amazing story. For me the essentials are: God did it, kinds reproduce kinds, and a special creation of man. The rest for me is a troubling minefield.


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