Darwin Did Not Create Evolution

When we point out that evolution is actually an ancient religious view, uninformed Darwinistas tend to get a mite irritated and tell us, with incontrovertible logic, "That's not true!" This is often accompanied by assorted insults. If they had a mind to do some homework, they'd learn that evolution goes back to the ancient Greeks, and beyond that.

Darwin was not formally trained in science and did not come up with evolution by himself.

For that matter, when anti-creationists want to claim that we believe in Bronze Age fairy tales, they'd be upset to learn that forms of evolution have been the subject of fantasies and legends in many ancient cultures. To equate the Bible and biblical creation with fairy tales, magic, and other ideas is not only ignorant, but disingenuous.

I've been told to read Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, maybe I'd learn something. First, which version? It's been revised several times. Second, it's been largely abandoned by knowledgeable evolutionists. Third, Darwin did not dream evolution all by his lonesome, since several forms of it (including ancient religions and superstitions) have been around for quite a while; Darwin was just the latest to tweak and promote the idea (political humor on that is here). Darwin was not a "brilliant scientist", by the way, his only formal training was in theology. In a discussion back yonder, the question was asked, "What if Darwin had never been born?" It wouldn't matter, someone else would have been the latest promoter of evolutionism.
The theory of biological evolution is not a modern idea as is often supposed. Organic evolution was first taught by the Greeks at least as early as the 7th century BC. Greek philosophers probably borrowed and adapted their evolutionary ideas from the Hindus, who believed that souls transformed from one animal to another until they reached a perfection state called nirvana. Charles Darwin allegedly made no contributions to the development of the theory of evolution by natural selection, but simply helped to popularize it. Evolutionists today argue that evolution is a modern idea (i.e. a product of scientific research), in part as an effort to lend credibility to their worldview.
To finish reading the article and learn some interesting history, click on "Evolutionary naturalism: an ancient idea". ADDENDUM: Also recommended is "Darwin’s real message: have you missed it?"