Jim Burklo (San Francisco Chronicle)
Likewise, the theory of evolution doesn’t detract from our sense of awe and divine humility in the face of the miracle that is life. On the contrary. It’s even more awesome, even more humbling, even more divinely majestic to consider that all this living diversity emerged from something akin to random trial and error. To consider that a rose is a result of such a prosaic process: what a marvel! And to think that trial and error, survival of the fittest, led to the human experience of awe … this, too, is divine. I associate God with my experience of holy wonder, rather than thinking of God as an “intelligent designer” who exists apart from the universe, tinkering with it from afar. Evolution just gives me one more reason to be awestruck.