Darwin did not believe that natural selection was the origin of any species. I know he CALLED his book “On Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection…” but in a later edition he explained in detail that he knew that Natural Selection could never create a new species. He suggested that his title was a metaphor, and not meant to be taken literally.
You may think HE was being sarcastic, but I think he was being sincere.
He knew that the fossils did not contain the transitional forms his theory anticipated. This was also in his book. He expressed hope that SOMEDAY the fossils would reveal some transitional forms, but he admitted that, as of his lifetime, they had not. *
150 years later, they still have not.
Darwin knew that complex structures like the human eye could not have evolved in the manner described in his book.
In The Origin of Species he wrote:
To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest sense (1859, p. 170, emp. added).
Charles Darwin may not have been a creationist but he did not have enough faith in evolution to be an evolutionist.
If you are an evolutionist, you’re the follower of a religion whose founder was an Unbeliever.
Your highest prophet, author of your sacred text, was NOT a believer. Just think about that, won’t you? Because if Darwin ever taught the world anything worth learning, I think that may be it.
To see why Evolution FAILS the science test, and why Creation is the faith that FITS the facts, check out the Creation SoapBox Presentation. And remember, #JesusLovesYou
*See Chapter IX, “On the Imperfection of the Geological Record,” On the Origin of Species, fifth edition (1869), pp. 378-381.