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Biography of Darwin

On February 12, 1809, in the modest town of Shrewsbury, England, Susannah Darwin gave birth to her now-famous son Charles in their family home called The Mount.

Darwin and a Loving God

After watching his ten-year-old daughter, Annie, die slowly of a painful disease, Charles Darwin found it nearly impossible to believe an all-powerful God could allow such a thing. The inability to reconcile a loving God and a world of suffering ultimately leads to despair and hopelessness.

Darwin was a Creationist?

The next time someone tries to condemn the biblical view of origins using arguments from biology or other sciences, just remind him that scientific arguments make consistent, logical sense only when reality is understood from a biblical worldview, beginning with creation.

Darwinism and Racism

Darwinian evolution was (and still is) inherently a racist philosophy. It teaches that different groups or “races” of people evolved at different times and rates.

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Articles About Charles Darwin

  • Year of Darwin: A Creation Perspective

    The year 2009 was branded “The Year of Darwin” as it marked the 150th anniversary of his controversial book. How should Christians regard this celebration?

  • Feb. 9, 2015

    The Delaware governor and a resolution in the US Congress seek to formalize Darwin Day on February 12, but Ken Ham declared Darwin Was Wrong Day in response.

  • Feedback Article
    Darwin’s Deathbed Confession—a Myth?
    Aug. 24, 2012 from Feedback

    Mark Looy, AiG–U.S., responds to a reader wanting more substantial information about the legitimacy of the story that Darwin renounced his evolutionary beliefs on his deathbed.

  • Magazine Article
    Darwin—Unwittingly a “Creationist”
    July 3, 2011 from Answers Magazine

    Like all evolutionists, Darwin had to assume the truth of the Bible in order to argue against the truth of the Bible.

  • Darwin’s Disease
    May 21, 2011 from News to Know

    “Every generation thinks they have the answers to life’s great questions . . .”

  • Darwin’s Propogation of Evolution
    Jan. 15, 2011 from News to Know

    Creationists have occasionally pointed out that Charles Darwin wasn’t uniquely responsible for inventing the theory of evolution—not to belittle the British scientist, but rather to encourage a better understanding of the history of the idea.

  • Charles Darwin: Fair Target of Creationist Antipathy?
    Oct. 30, 2010

    Is Charles Darwin a fair target of creationist antipathy? Or is the iconic scientist unfairly singled out for criticism?

  • Didn’t Darwin Call the Evolution of the Eye Absurd?
    Sept. 14, 2010

    Many people have claimed that Darwin doubted his theory by claiming it was absurd to think the human eye could have evolved. Is this argument valid?

  • Charles Darwin Wrong?
    Aug. 28, 2010

    Was Charles Darwin wrong? A few headlines this week have made the claim, but the news isn’t anything that will thrill creationists.

  • Charles Darwin Biopic “Creation” Released in the United States
    Jan. 23, 2010

    The Charles Darwin biopic Creation finally opens this week in the United States, months after its original release in much of Europe.

  • Sept. 4, 2009 from Answers Magazine

    A new BBC movie highlights the tension between evolution and religion.

  • Darwin’s Sad Legacy
    March 23, 2009 from Answers Update

    What is not so commonly known is that there have been adverse parts of Darwin’s legacy that many of his followers have either denied or kept from public knowledge.

  • Darwin and Lincoln
    Feb. 12, 2009

    Exactly 200 years ago today, two very famous people were born. Both men greatly impacted the world, but their legacies were quite different.

  • Darwin in the News
    Jan. 31, 2009 from News to Know

    We’re less than two weeks away from Darwin’s birthday, and the news media isn’t forgetting.

  • Technical Research Paper
    There is no Darwin Conspiracy
    Jan. 28, 2009 from Answers Research Journal

    Some contend that Charles Darwin plagiarized his theory of evolution. Whether you agree with the man or not, however, the evidence suggests the idea is his.

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  • Have Charles Darwin’s Theories Helped Us at All?
    Jan. 17, 2009 from News to Know

    Thanks, Mr. Darwin—for nothing!

  • Book Chapter
    The True Origin of the Species
    Dec. 26, 2008 from One Race One Blood

    Darwin’s garden was planted in very thin soil, but no one knew that at the time.

  • The Origin of Life and the Irony of Darwin's Origin of the Species
    Dec. 13, 2008

    Darwin’s On the Origin of Species ironically doesn’t actually explain how species originated: that’s a clever point made, believe it or not, by evolutionists!

  • Magazine Department Article
    The Question He Couldn't Answer
    Dec. 12, 2008 from Answers Magazine

    The inability to reconcile a loving God and a world of suffering leads to despair and hopelessness.

  • Church of England Offers Posthumous Apology to Darwin
    Sept. 20, 2008

    As part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, the Church of England is issuing an apology of sorts to Darwin for its previous “anti-evolutionary fervour.” The response from Darwin’s descendants? Thanks, but no thanks.

  • Magazine Article
    Darwin Taught Male Superiority
    July 28, 2008 from Answers Magazine

    According to Darwinian theory, women were less evolved than men, and because of their smaller brains, they were “eternally primitive,” childlike, less spiritual, more materialistic, and “a real danger

  • Darwin or Lincoln: Who Mattered More?
    July 7, 2008

    One was a self-made American politico who freed the slaves; the other was a silver-spooned British naturalist who observed finches. So what’s the connection?

  • Feedback Article
    Distorting for Darwin?
    April 11, 2008 from Feedback

    A reporter from the UK’s Gaurdian lets his real agenda shine through. Ken Ham responds.

  • Agassiz: Anti-Darwin
    June 9, 2007

    Reviews a debate at Harvard about a historic anti-Darwinist.

  • Darwin Still Debating the Creationists
    Nov. 19, 2005

    Charles Darwin has been dead for more than 100 years, but devoted followers at the American Museum of Natural History have "resurrected" the man who popularized evolution.

  • Defending Darwin (Again) on PBS-TV
    March 29, 2005

    A future Creation Museum was prominently featured in a 15-minute science report on America's PBS-TV's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer last night (Monday).

  • National Geographic Is Wrong and so Was Darwin
    Nov. 6, 2004

    The 33-page cover story of the November issue of National Geographic asks the question, “Was Darwin wrong?” The magazine surprised no one with their confident answer, “No!”

  • Was Darwin Wrong?
    Oct. 26, 2004

    Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington State, USA, has awakened, and lava is oozing out. The volcano’s renewed activity is being keenly watched by creationist geologists.

  • Feedback Article
    Exposing the Presuppositions of Darwin
    Nov. 11, 2002 from Feedback

    I was brought up without religion and accepted the teachings of Darwin.... I could not accept the Bible as true when the Genesis account of our origins was the antithesis of the ‘facts’ of evolution.

  • Deifying Darwin?
    April 6, 2002 from Answers Update

    The British nation today is sliding into moral and spiritual chaos as God’s Word is brought down while Darwin’s Origin of Species is exalted.

  • Magazine Article
    The Darwin/Trotsky connection
    March 1, 2001, pp. 54–55

    Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was the organizer, propagandist, and military leader of the communist seizure of power in Russia following the revolution of 1917.

  • Magazine Article
    Holy war?
    Sept. 1, 1999, pp. 26–27

    Who really opposed Darwin? Popular belief has it back to front …

  • Magazine Article
    Charles Darwin and the Golden Rule
    Dec. 1, 1998, pp. 15–16

    How strange that the man who could make such a rational and obvious statement on the source of morality could also be the prime mover of the theory which has led to such a widespread disbelief in God.

  • Darwin Versus Compassion
    March 19, 1998

    Darwin’s other writings reveal how barbarous evolutionary philosophy can be.

  • Magazine Article
    All in the Mind
    Sept. 1, 1996, pp. 40–41

    The influence of belief in evolution upon the early developing psychoanalysis movement cannot be overemphasized.

  • Magazine Article
    Darwin vs. the Eye
    Sept. 1, 1994, pp. 10–13

    Charles Darwin himself realized that it seemed incredible that evolutionary processes had to explain human vision.

  • Magazine Article
    A Tale of Two Graves
    June 1, 1994, pp. 16–18

    Having read about the great revivals of generations ago in Britain, I was shocked the first time I visited that country to realize there was hardly a vestige of biblical Christianity in public life.

  • Book Chapter
    Design Without a Designer
    Jan. 1, 1994 from Creation: Facts of Life

    Charles Darwin was brought up in an England that at least paid lip service to the Bible and creationist thinking. Yet, everywhere he looked, he found only struggle and death.

  • Book Chapter
    Pangenesis: Use and Disuse
    Jan. 1, 1994 from Creation: Facts of Life

    Darwin called natural selection “the preservation of favored races,” and he recognized that selection alone could not explain origin.

  • Magazine Article
    Evolutionary Rebel Attacks Darwin
    Sept. 1, 1990, pp. 48–49

    The reviewer of the book writes, ‘Evolutionary biology is currently beset by an almost bewildering array of diverse opinions.’ This contrasts with the impression gained by the general public.

  • Magazine Article
    Darwin, the City
    June 1, 1982, pp. 27–28

    Even the Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao knew about this city located on the hot, isolated northern coastline of the Australian continent.

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