The 19th century was a time of great thinkers, but also of great questions. Science and religion were a single path until Charles Darwin came along and put a fork in the road.
Traditionally held beliefs were being challenged in the face of irrefutable evidence. It was no longer seen as an act of God, but an act of science. Science began to evolve into its own, where the Scientific Methodology became doctrine. Scientific research was used across multiple disciplines to create new, exciting theories. The aftershock from Scientific Method has been felt well beyond the 19th century.
Religion and Science today are no more closer to finding common ground then the day of ‘The Origin of Species’ was first published. Is it possible to bring the fork in the road back to a single path to the final destination that we are all destined to find?
If ‘Genesis’ has taught us anything, it would be that we already committed the Ultimate Sin. We ate the apple and with that first bite and gained the power of consciousness. This bite has brought us to a universe that is no longer flat, but round. And to realize that we really are the small fish in the great pond of life. To be naive and skip through life would only delay what should be known.
I for one applaud Eve for taking that first bite, cause without ‘Evolution’, the meaning of my life would always be in question.