Order, Chance, and Design in Evolution
A free article by Dr. Dan Kuebler
Does biological evolution depend on chance, order, or a combination of both?
Have you ever wondered how complex beings evolved, and if their existence is just a consequence of random events, or something more purposeful?
Join Dr. Kuebler in this free article as he explores:
- Why God and evolution are not mutually exclusive.
- What would have happened if the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs missed the earth.
- Whether or not the emergence of humankind is inevitable once the evolutionary process is set in motion.
Is Evolution Random?
Does the process of biological evolution eliminate the need for God?
Even Darwin struggled with the apparent dichotomy between chance and design in evolution, and the implications that evolution has on how we perceive God's existence and His role in creation.
Maybe there is a middle ground that allows one to accept the randomness of the evolutionary process, while still retaining the providential guidance of a Divine Creator.
What would have happened if the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs missed the earth?
Could Homo sapiens have evolved if dinosaurs still reigned supreme on earth?
Is human existence dependent on the chance occurrence of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs? Or would the underlying order behind evolution eventually have paved the way for Homo sapiens, even without this chance event?
About the Author — Dr. Dan Kuebler
Dr. Dan Kuebler is Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and is the co-author of "The Evolution Controversy, A Survey of Competing Theories."