Darwin is misunderstood because most people who don’t believe in evolution know virtually nothing about what Darwin actually wrote. Pick up a copy of Origin of Species and give it a whirl, it is quite a good read. What is perhaps most fascinating, however, is that these two historical figures have been locked in a titanic struggle for well over a century now, despite the fact that the two never actually met as far as we know. Their struggle has been engaged by proxy.
The latest chapter in this struggle pits God against Darwin in the newly opened and lavishly adorned “Creation Museum” in Petersburg Kentucky. The museum shows how people and dinosaurs frolicked together when the earth was young and everyone was a vegetarian, about 6000 years ago.
If there is one thing we don’t need in this country, it’s a bunch of scientists and teachers telling school kids that the earth is billions of years old, and that dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, which was about 64.9 million years before human beings evolved. That's pure nonsense based on volumes of scientific evidence, all of which pale in comparison to the infallibility of the Bible.
So in this latest round between God and Darwin, Darwin emerged bruised and bloodied, and God does a victory dance. God one, Darwin zero. The good news for Bible thumpers is that your reading list isn’t getting any longer, whereas those poor, stupid scientists have a ton more reading to get through.