by Marcelo Gleiser
The evidence is clear, as in a February 2009 Gallup Poll, taken on the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday, that reported only 39 percent of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36 percent don't have an opinion either way.
Does evolution really need to be such a stumbling block for so many? Is it really that bad that we descended from monkeys?...
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Wait a minute...did we really evolve from monkeys? from apes?
Please read this section from The Urantia Book, that explains fully just how man DID-and DID NOT- evolve from these lower beings:
62:3.12 And so it may be readily seen that man and the ape are related only in that they sprang from the mid- mammals, a tribe in which there occurred the contemporaneous birth and subsequent segregation of two pairs of twins: the inferior pair destined to produce the modern types of monkey, baboon, chimpanzee, and gorilla; the superior pair destined to continue the line of ascent which evolved into man himself.
62:3.13 Modern man and the simians did spring from the same tribe and species but not from the same parents. Man’s ancestors are descended from the superior strains of the selected remnant of this mid-mammal tribe, whereas the modern simians (excepting certain pre- existent types of lemurs, gibbons, apes, and other monkeylike creatures) are the descendants of the most inferior couple of this mid-mammal group, a couple who only survived by hiding themselves in a subterranean food-storage retreat for more than two weeks during the last fierce battle of their tribe, emerging only after the hostilities were well over.
And - evolution without God? The Urantia Book reveals a wealth of information about this fascinating subject - and God's role in its unfolding. Please see our comprehensive topical study on Evolution
"...evolution... is creativity in time." ~ The Urantia Book, (105:6.5)