Hmm… extremely interesting. Nafisa (my wife) is going to love this.David Attenborough is Nafisa’s favorite naturalist and apparently he does not believe in Creation Theory.
Sir David Attenborough has revealed that he receives hate mail from viewers for failing to credit God in his documentaries.
Attenborough went further in his opposition to creationism, saying it was “terrible” when it was taught alongside evolution as an alternative perspective. “It’s like saying that two and two equals four, but if you wish to believe it, it could also be five … Evolution is not a theory; it is a fact , every bit as much as the historical fact that William the Conqueror landed in 1066.”
Who is David Attenborough?
From Wikipedia, Sir David Frederick Attenborough (IPA: /ˈætnb(ə)rə/) OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS (born 8 May 1926 in London, England) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of British natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years.
What is Creation Theory?
From Wikipedia, Creationism is the religious belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their original form by a deity (often the Abrahamic God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam) or deities.
So what is all this fighting about?
There are two factions here – one comprises of people with religious belief that all life was created by a superpower, God. The other faction follows Science and they believe in the Evolution Theory put forth by Charles Darwin.
Anwin’s personal view:
I personally do not believe in Creation Theory at all. Period. I fail to understand how otherwise very intelligent people can even consider that there may be a God who “created” everything in 7 days. People are not ready enough to understand that at the time the Bible was written, especially in the beginning of the Genesis book,
- People had very little understanding of nature and the earth. So misconceptions were natural.
- There were no written records at that time. Stories were repeated by word from generation to generation until someone thought to write it down which eventually got included in the Bible. As word of mouth stories go everyone knows how a story can be easily twisted at every turn.
There is more from where this comes from. But I will digress for another day.