In college, one of my really good friends asked me in a shocked voice if I didn’t believe in evolution. “No,” I said “and you wouldn’t have to ask if I believed in evolution if it was scientific fact. No one asks if you believe in gravity.” We are very mutually fascinated with each other and always have been. We are totally different, but still similar enough in our spirits to get along. I asked her once about abortion too. I asked if she thought abortion should be legal and all she said was that there should be no reason for it. To this day that’s still what she will say when you ask her. And I agree with her.
But evolution is another thing. Since I was raised in Christian school, I was taught the science that goes with the creation theory. And though we learned what evolution is, we were taught that it is just a theory. And more than that I’ve come to believe that it is a religious theory. So many people have asked me whether or not I believe in evolution. To me, that says that it is a belief. I think back on the past theories that were widely accepted and disproved later and wonder whether or not evolution will get there sometime. I don’t have a problem with evolution because of it’s supposed contradiction of the Bible, but because it doesn’t make logical sense to me. The idea that life gets more complex and more sophisticated as the world ages, makes no sense to me. I mean, the second law of thermodynamics is one that brings to light the degenerative properties of the universe. Things left to their own devices tend toward chaos not toward order and complexity.
After all the education and study, I still haven’t come to a place where evolution makes sense to me. Not logically, anyway.