Monday, April 30, 2012


Lately my Biology 1 class has been learning about the theory of evolution. I've learned even more about the ignorance around here.
You know, I don't claim to be a scientist, but I am a Christian (even if my beliefs are somewhat different), and you know what? I believe in evolution. And let's get really crazy and go out on a limb here....I also don't think the big bang theory is too insane to fathom.
As I watched the documentary on Charles Darwin with the rest of my class, and watched the faces of my classmates who weren't even trying to learn anything from the movie, I realized that the thirst for knowledge and the lack of open-mindedness in our generation is astounding.
But then again, it's always been like this.
People are so quick to say things are wrong, to say things are the way they are with no exceptions, that they never stop to actually learn.
If you're a Christian, why is it so hard to believe that God put species on the Earth with the ability to evolve? Or that God caused the big bang?
I'm not saying that the big bang is what caused everything to burst into existence, but I'm saying that it isn't a ridiculous possibility.
I mean, even humans are still evolving! We have to change and adapt to live in different places and cope with different environments and climate changes. 
We still aren't even using our brains to the fullest potential, as evidenced by the lack of intelligence in my school. I'm not saying that it's wrong to NOT believe in evolution, we can all have our own ideas on things, but why not want to wonder? Why not stop and think about whatever it is that you're so quickly writing off?
Last night, my brother told me he didn't want to grow up. Do you know what I told him? And I know this is cheesy. You were warned.
As long as you are always able to question things, imagine, and create, you haven't grown up. As long as you can still find the good in the world.
And he said, "What good?"
That really touched my heart. Sometimes my brother reminds me of myself at that age. It scares the crap out of me.
So I climbed back down from his bunk-bed, flipped off his light and said, "There's always good in the world, Nate. You just have to look hard enough."
Anyway, that small conversation with my brother made me wonder why so many people have lost that ability to question things. My whole life, my parents have taught me to figure things out for myself. Whether that thing be how to put together a model, or what my views on politics are.

Peace, love, and thinking before speaking,


  1. Love the post!

    If we can believe one theory, we have to allow for another. Of course, we don't learn about evolution at my school, as the Catholic majority (90%+) find it goes against their beliefs. Why are their beliefs so superior? The fact they run the schools should be enough for them to realise others sacrifice for their beliefs, and they could just let the rest of us work around them!

  2. Thank you! And I totally agree with what you're saying. If you believe one way, you have to understand that others may have different views on things. Thinking only one way for everything is right is stupid. We have to thank ignorance and closed mindedness for slavery, segregation, and homophobes. Maybe one day, people will learn that as humans, we're all connected and because of that, we should work towards peace.