Q&A: Does Darwin claim God is an Evolutionist?

Question by Diver Down: Does Darwin claim God is an Evolutionist?
Charles Darwin, from his autobiography (1876)

“In October 1838, that is, fifteen months after I had begun my systematic inquiry, I happened to read for amusement Malthus on Population, and being well prepared to appreciate the struggle for existence which everywhere goes on from long- continued observation of the habits of animals and plants, it at once struck me that under these circumstances favourable variations would tend to be preserved, and unfavourable ones to be destroyed. The results of this would be the formation of a new species. Here, then I had at last got a theory by which to work”.

So God’s ideas can be explained as “Evolutionist” according to Darwin:

“The favorable variations (people who believe and accept the Christ), would be preserved, and unfavorable variations (people who reject or refuse to believe in the Christ), would be destroyed. The results of this would be a formation of a new species.”

The new species being reborn in Christ, now a child of God.
Darwin based his Evolution theory on Malthus’s Theory, Malthus believed in God.

Although Malthus thought famine and poverty natural outcomes, the ultimate reason for those outcomes was divine institution. He believed that such natural outcomes were God’s way of preventing man from being lazy. Both Darwin and Wallace independantly arrived at similar theories of Natural Selection after reading Malthus. Unlike Malthus, they framed his principle in purely natural terms both in outcome and in ultimate reason. By so doing, they extended Malthus’ logic further than Malthus himself could ever take it. They realized that producing more offspring than can survive establishes a competitive environment among siblings, and that the variation among siblings would produce some individuals with a slightly greater chance of survival.
This often quoted passage reflects the significance Darwin affords Malthus in formulating his theory of Natural Selection. What “struck” Darwin in Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) was Malthus’s observation that in nature plants and animals produce far more offspring than can survive, and that Man too is capable of overproducing if left unchecked.

Best answer:

Answer by Windom Earle
Accepting Christ is not a genetic variation.

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