Comparative Essay Original Creation of the Earth

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Elements of Earth Science Comparative Essay Original Creation of the Earth Rhonda L. Carter 9 March 2014 PHSC 210-B13 LOU |

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Introduction It should be easy to say that the Earth was created by a higher power. For a Christian this higher power is God. The Bible gives us the six day creation of the heavens and the Earth and all that dwell upon it. For anyone else, the higher power is some unknown power that science is still trying to figure out. There are a lot of theories in science about how the Earth was created. One of these theories is the big bang theory. The essay will compare the two theories and show how different they are.

Old Earth View In the old Earth view of the original creation of Earth we are told about the
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Young Earth View To believe in the young Earth theory, is to believe in the Bible. Those that believe in the Bible believe in a literal six day creation for the Earth and all that are upon it. When God spoke the world was brought into existence. On the sixth day God created Adam and Eve. He gave them dominion over all the animals and plants that he created. It wasn’t until the fall of man that any of the animals would start to die and decay. Another belief of a young Earth is the flood of Noah. Many of the young Earth creationists believe in the flood geology. “Instead of the millions of years requires to create fossil fuels such as coal, flood geologists claim that they were formed within a year under the tremendous pressure of the Noachin floodwaters.” (Koperski, 2006) In the book of Genesis we are given the creation account as well as the account of the flood. “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same say were all the fountains of the great deep broken up and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the Earth forty days and forty nights.” (KJV, Genesis 6:11-12)
If the waters came not only from the sky, but also from deep in the Earth, this would explain the strata layers and also the fossil layers of marine animals found is places where there is no water.

Compare and Contrast The only comparison between the big bang theory and the