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Your Glorious Ancestors -A Pack of APES?
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sarva yonishu kaunteya murtayah sambhavanti yah
tasam brahma mahad yonir aham bija pradah-pitah
"It should be understood that all species of life, O son of Kunti, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed-giving father." (Lord Krishna in Bhagavad-gita 14.4)
Evolution is today portrayed as a scientific fact through books and exhibits, making creation appear to be an outdated sentimental belief. This chapter however presents the actual verdict of the final court of appeal, the fossil record. It presents the evolution theory for what it actually is, stripped off all the bombastic word jugglery that it takes shelter of, so that the intelligent reader can decide for himself whether evolution is anything more than a biological mythology.
The theory of evolution teaches that the first living organism developed from non-living matter. Then, as it reproduced, it is said to have changed into different kinds of living beings, producing ultimately all the forms of life that have ever existed on earth, including humans. And all of this is believed to have been accomplished without intelligent direction. Creation as opposed to evolution is the conclusion that the appearance of living beings can only be explained by the existence of an Almighty who designed and made the universe and all the basic kinds of life in it.In the previous chapter, we saw how there is no evidence of life emerging from dead matter. In this chapter we will study whether the evolution of species from lower life forms to higher actually took place. If evolution of species is to be a scientific concept, it should stand the test of the scientific method.