_ Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution changed how humans view themselves in many ways. Darwin's idea that ape-like creatures changed over time and eventually formed humans was misinterpreted by many people to mean that humans and apes were directly related. As a result, people were angry with Darwin. For example, the Church of England publicly denounced him, encouraging others to do the same. People have made a museum about the Bible called the Creation Museum.
As Darwin himself anticipated, some people have held to the conviction that species are the result of special creation through the action of a Creator. Some find incompatible with their religious beliefs the concept that humans share a common ancestry with earlier primates, and that humans and other species evolved over immense spans of time.
- American Museum of Natural History
There is still conflict between religious views of this kind and evolution. Darwin's theory is different from others because it directly affects people. The Theory of Evolution suggests ideas different from what the Bible says. Some people have read the Bible their entire lives, so they wouldn't be as willing to accept something that interfered with their belief. Even after it has been proven correct many times over, the Theory of Evolution still remains just a theory to some people. Nonetheless, it has led to enormous advances in understanding the world in which we live.
Many people continue to have questions about our knowledge of biological evolution ... They may be skeptical that the natural process of biological evolution could have produced such an incredible array of living things ... from simple sponges on coral reefs to humans capable of contemplating life’s history on this planet.