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A Reflection on the legacies of Charles Darwin

J. M. Agai
Theologia Viatorum | Vol 41, No 1 | a18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/tv.v41i1.18 | © 2019 J. M. Agai | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 May 2019 | Published: 30 June 2017

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J. M. Agai, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Abstract

The biological theory of human evolution existed before Charles Darwin. His view on the origins of animals attracted much debate among scientists and Chris-tians since 1859. Darwin’s view on the causes of variation among species which led to the emergence of humans has contributed to the development of an ideology according to which he is the father of evolution. This research is a historical reflection on Darwin’s life and his theory of evolution. The author describes the views that existed and still exist as responses to Darwin's life and his theory of evolution. The research is aimed at appreciating Darwin’s legacies and his contribution to the development of the various schools of thoughts among Christians regarding the creation/evolution debate.

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creation; creationism; evolution, evolutionism; fundamentalism; Theistic Evolutionism

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