In my last three posts (plus an earlier post) I have looked at ways that we may see that biological evolution points to God as the creator, perhaps in ways that many would find unexpected.
- If evolution is true, how can consciousness and free will be explained? No-one knows how human consciousness arises, nor how we can have free choice, except if God created us this way.
- How God changes your brain. Belief in God, religious faith and practices, all strengthen our brains and extend our lives. How did evolution produce that result?
- Are people different to animals, really? The differences between people and animals are greater than non-believers might think. Was this evolution alone, or did Go get involved somewhere?
- Does religion do you harm or good? Scientific studies show that religious belief, on average, leads to better physical and mental health and a greater contribution to society. (I posted this more than a year ago.) Why is that?
In all of these ways, I believe science shows that evolution alone is unlikely to lead to the outcomes we actually see, suggesting that God has used evolution to create something more than a smart animal.
So now I want to look at how we may best understand Genesis in the light of evolution.