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The Beak of the Finch Themes

Jonathan Weiner
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Themes

Creation versus Evolution

This argument has been around since the beginning of the thoughts of man being created by another method other than God. Christianity has spent hundreds of years trying to convince people to believe in the creation story through doctrine and sometimes by force. This argument was present in the ideas of many learned persons when the theories associated with Lack and Darwin started to be given to the public.

The church had spent years trying to quiet this new belief in the creation of man. The Church did not want the public to be given the information because they feared it would change people's beliefs and pull them away from the Church.

However, during this time, many learned people were pulling away from the church without knowing about or believing in evolution. They based their changed beliefs on philosophy. When evolution began to gain popular ground...

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