The main ideas of evolution: adaptation via natural selection & descent with modification save lives (being at the core of all biological sciences and medicine) and promote a sense of unity with all beings.
How do we observe the knowledge that we all come from the very same thing; from one ancestor that refused to be taken down by the adversity of their circumstances; “who” by what seems like sheer, unmitigated will power survived to give rise to everyone we see today, and think it less than miraculous? Nothing in religion, myth or dogma parallels this beauty – NOTHING. The mere idea of a god that could have conceived of evolution, yet didn’t, is less creative than the worst poem ever written; it’s cheap and offensive in light of the wonders of nature. Religion – and I mean all of it – in all its forms seems like the childish lamentations of scared, confused men when compared with the great ideas of one man: Charles Darwin, and some of his contemporaries. The theory of evolution is amazing, not only in that it is true, but in the way it accesses our emotional and spiritual dispositions – it is perfect.