AN antidote to Darwin Day" is being offered by some North Devon churches at a free presentation in Braunton Parish Hall on Saturday, February 7. The alternative viewpoint to Charles Darwin's accepted theory of evolution will be offered during two session

AN "antidote to Darwin Day" is being offered by some North Devon churches at a free presentation in Braunton Parish Hall on Saturday, February 7.The alternative viewpoint to Charles Darwin's accepted theory of evolution will be offered during two sessions - at 3.30pm and 7pm - when speakers will be arguing that life as we know it did not come about "by chance."The "creationist" idea suggests life came about by the design of God, or a supreme being and on the day a series of PowerPoint presentations will see various speakers explain their viewpoints. The event coincides with the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and various Darwin Day events, on February 12."How could all the amazingly complex plants and animals have come about by chance?" asked Tim Street, organiser and retired physics lecturer, who will be speaking at the event."Could it really have got itself all together by itself, with no outside help? Did nothing really produce the vast universe we see today? "As for the origin of life, the idea that life spontaneously comes from non living matter was clearly disproved 150 years ago by Louis Pasteur. He showed that once all living bacteria or organisms are killed off, life would never start on its own."All are welcome to attend one or both of the Creation Day sessions at Braunton Parish Hall, listen and ask their own questions.