Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Year of Darwin 10/30/2014: Creationism doesn't explain the hierarchical nature of life

 Charles Darwin

"On the view that each species has been independently created, I can see no explanation of this great fact in the classification of all organic beings; but, to the best of my judgement, it is explained through inheritance and the complex action of natural selection" Charles Darwin, Origin of Species 1st edition (on Kindle)

Darwin is pointing out that creationism cannot explain why most of life can be arranged hierarchically - species into genera, genera into families, families into orders, and so on. In arguments, I've heard creationists say that this points to a single creator. But why? 

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