Comparative Essay

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Comparative Essay

July 4, 2014

2014 PHSC 210-B14 LUO Tom Williams

Introduction
Many people today have their thoughts on how the Earth was created. Christians take a biblical perspective of how the universe was created by a creator. One thought that Christians believe is that God created the earth and accomplished this in six days and rested on the seventh day. This is the model of how a week is set up and the model that we currently follow. Jon W. Green states “though differences of opinion exist for various doctrinal issues within Christianity, few are more divisive than controversies surrounding the days of creation and the age of the Earth.” As stated
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According the big bang theory, after the big bang an explosion happened and over time the earth slowly evolved over the course of millions of years into what we now know as the Earth. LaRocco and Rothstein (2001) state what happened after the explosion from the big bang, which is speculative “In the minuscule fractions of the first second after creation what was once a complete vacuum began to evolve into what we now know as the universe. In the very beginning there was nothing except for a plasma soup. As the universe expanded further, and thus cooled, common particles began to form. These particles are called baryons and include photons, neutrinos, electrons and quarks would become the building blocks of matter and life as we know it. During the baryon genesis period there were no recognizable heavy particles such as protons or neutrons because of the still intense heat. At this moment, there was only a quark soup.” (LaRocco, Rothstein 2001) According to the Big Bang Theory over the course of millions and billions of years the Earth evolved into what we know it as now.
Compare Contrast
Although these two theories are extremely different in nature there are a few comparison to be noted. According to the Big Bang theory eventually the Earth will be overcome by energy and it will be called “Heat Death.” As the Bible tells us in the end time the world will be judged by fire and

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