I went to the Museum of Natural History in New York recently and lost myself in the tableaus of Earth’s varied creatures. It is readily apparent when you see five hundred birds side by side, or the variety of primates, the bones of paw and hand, of the common origin of species, as Darwin might put it. And it got me thinking: evolution states that all living organisms come from a single source. Never mind the literal interpretations of scripture, isn’t that what religion says too? I have always felt that one can believe in a transcendent God and also believe in evolution according to Darwin. They are not mutually exclusive.
It seems that this book put out by the National Academy of Sciences agrees.