Theologically speaking, evolutionary theory can sound very troubling (millions of years of activity before man comes onto the scene?). And at other times it can sound almost beautiful. The inter-connectedness of life is rather a humbling experience.
It’s baffling enough to think of such diverse creatures as humans, birds, and fish all are theorized to have a common ancestor. What I find nearly impossible to comprehend is what else the theory proposes. That immobile organisms (probably not the technical term so I’ll say “Vegetable Kingdom”) have a common ancestor with mobile organisms (the Animal Kingdom).
How is it that a human has a common ancestor with a banana? Can a banana eventually mutate into some sort of creature with four legs? And has anyone ever contemplated the idea that mutations could go in a backwards direction… That an animal’s descendant could, for some reason, go back to the vegetable kingdom?
I’m perhaps ignorant on the topic, but it just seems silly to think about it, at times.
I know that silliness is not a criteria for doubt … Nonetheless, I would like to know more about it…