Evolution vs.Creationism Essay

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Evolution Vs Creationism People have always wondered how life originated and how so many different kinds of plants and animals arose. Stories of a supernatural creation of life developed among many peoples. The Bible, for example, tells of God's creation of humans and other higher animals over several days. Many people also believed that insects, worms, and other lower creatures spontaneously generated from mud and decay. Long after these stories became rooted in tradition, scientists began to question them. Albert Einstein said, "The scientist's religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic…show more content…
All organisms can be traced back to a common ancestor from inanimate matter. Charles Darwin once said, "When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings which lived long before the first bed of the Cambrian system was deposited, they seem to me to become ennobled." (Darwin) Creationists believe in a divine creator, God. Creationism has a broad range of beliefs involving a reliance on God's miraculous work to explain the origin of the universe, of life, and of the different kinds of plants and animals on Earth. According to the creationist view, God willed everything into existence, and this is how humans came onto the Earth. Creationists say that the evolution theory is biased and incomplete. They believe that the fossil records fail to provide a link between diverse groups. To find out how old fossils are, scientists use a method called radioisotope dating, which measures the amount of uranium or lead lost over the years. Two decades after Darwin's Origin of Species was published many religious leaders feared that a less-than-literal reading of the biblical story would result in a loss of faith; and well-known spokesmen for the cause-such as William Jennings Bryan- of moral decay to be evidence of the damage brought about by the teaching of the godless evolution. The issue was argued on a number of platforms, one of the most famous being the Scopes Trial (1925), in which a high school
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