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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Rather 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 side.

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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