Creation vs. Evolution Essay

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Creation vs. Evolution

There has always been a conflict between the religious world and the
scientific world. Whether it be when science first challenged that the
earth was not the center of the universe as dictated by the Church, or
when it was discovered that the earth was round rather than flat. Both
these "theories" today are widely accepted and the rest of society
generally ridicules any persons that believe the earth is the center
of the universe or that the world is flat. However, at the time of
their discovery, there was massive outcry by the religious community,
as they believed it contradicted the "facts" in the bible. The
religious community has always been wary of new scientific
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both evolution and creation are both correct, but simply two sides of
the same coin.

In 1992 New York Times took a poll in which about half of all
Americans believe that God created humans pretty much the way they
appear now. At the same time, the vast majority of the scientific
community supports the theory of evolution. There are two reasons for
this discrepancy. Firstly, most of the general public is not fully
aware of what evolution is. And secondly, the religious ideals that
have been ingrained in North American society dictates the one creator
God, and therefore most people refuse to believe in evolution. To
emphasize this difference in opinion, I will explain some of the
extreme beliefs on both the creationist side and the evolutionist

Much of the religious world (Christians, Jews and Muslims) believe
that the world was created pretty much the way it is today. The reason
they believe this is due to their literal understanding of the Bible.
Many believe that "…the story of Creation, written [in the bible] long
before all others is completely accurate"(Cooper 45). Furthermore,
they believe that "[n]othing could be so exact and descriptive"
(Cooper 45). According to Genesis 1-3, God created the world in six
days. The first three days, He created the physical…

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