I cover my personal story in the following posts:
I briefly tackle the question of what is science in:
- Part 4: Science = absolute truth?
- Part 5: Two initial observations
- Part 6: 1.7 seconds of an arc
- Part 7: So . . . is evolution scientific?
These are followed by the following posts outlining the evidence that finally convinced me:
- Part 8: Observing is believing?
- Part 9: The unbelievability of change
- Part 10: Layers in a trifle
- Part 11: A long line of photographs
- Part 12: Why are there no kangaroos in Africa?
- Part 13: Werewolves and human tails
- Part 14: Reading history from my genes
- Part 15: The interesting thing about scurvy
- Part 16: Nasty critters in my DNA
Finally, I end off with:
- Part 17: The convergence of evidence
However, before I begin, I want to stress three points:
First, I believe the theory of evolution by natural selection does not disprove that a god (or gods) exists. In fact, there are many Christians who accept the theory of evolution; it doesn’t pose a threat to their faith at all.
Secondly, I did not reach my current belief in evolution because I had problems with Christianity. Nor was it the cause of me losing my faith.
Third, contrary to what some might believe, I did not adopt evolution as an excuse for adopting an 'immoral atheistic' lifestyle. Rather, I accepted the theory of evolution because the evidence for it seems so overwhelming.
But what did I believe before I accepted evolution? I will cover this in my next post.
Next post: The infusion of creationism.