Since 1859 most Christians have been equally happy to incorporate evolution within their biblical understanding of creation. Yes there was some opposition at the beginning, as there is for any radically new theory, but the most influential church leaders soon realized that Kingsley was right. The idea that evolution was greeted with general horror by the Church is a myth.
Which is too bad. The eugenics scandal (compulsory sterilization, supported by Christians in government) was a direct result of too easy acceptance.
The British historian James Moore comments that ‘with but few exceptions the leading Christian thinkers in Great Britain and America came to terms quite readily with Darwinism and evolution’, and the American historian George Marsden reports that ‘…with the exception of Harvard’s Louis Agassiz, virtually every American Protestant zoologist and botanist accepted some form of evolution by the early 1870s’. One of those biologists was Asa Gray, professor of natural history at Harvard and a committed Christian, who was Darwin’s long-term correspondent and confidante, helping to organize the publication of the Origin of Species in America.
Not even the seculars believe this stuff any more. Everyone knows there is something wrong, and hollering for Jesus is not going to change it.
So these people apparently have no shame. This guy Alexander is in some kind of stakes race with Giberson, who is into the idea that some humans have tails?
No third horse, we would guess.
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