However, the percentage who say God was not involved is rising." Today, many religious denominations accept that biological evolution has produced the diversity of living things over billions of years of Earth's history.
Many have issued statements observing that evolution and the tenets of their faiths are compatible.
The Reverend Charles Kingsley, for instance, openly supported the idea of God working through evolution.
The scientific establishment at first dismissed it scornfully and the Church of England reacted with fury, but many Unitarians, Quakers and Baptists—groups opposed to the privileges of the established church—favoured its ideas of God acting through such natural laws.Within the Christian world, creationism was once widely believed to be true, but since the mid-19th century evolution by natural selection has been established as an empirical scientific fact.Christian fundamentalists dispute the evidence of common descent of humans and other animals as demonstrated in modern paleontology, genetics, histology and cladistics and those other sub-disciplines which are based upon the conclusions of modern evolutionary biology, geology, cosmology, and other related fields.However, some people in parts of the south and west of the United States, which had been influenced by the preachings of Christian fundamentalist evangelicals, rejected the theory as immoral.In the United Kingdom, Evangelical creationists were in a tiny minority.