Similarities Of A Creation Story

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Similarities and Differences of Creation Story Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She knows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep” (Sagan 1). In this quote, Emerson means ‘she’ as the Universe; therefore, by this quote he means to say that the Universe only shows us her surface. In reality, the more we find out about the Universe, the less we know about her since she is ‘million fathoms deep’ (Ralph Waldo Emerson). The Universe is a vast and unknown place, it’s really difficult to determine when and where or how the universe is formed. Many, in reality, have only “devised a ‘model’ or a ‘masks’ fitted on the fact of the unknown universe” (Wil van Breugel: “Masks of the Cosmos).…show more content…
According to Wil van Breugel, there were “the Age of Magic, The Mythic Universe, and the Scientific Universe”. The Age of Magic, “50-100 KYA, was the age of ‘The Sorcerer,’” when the world and everything were explained by “means of spirit which they intimately connected to landscape, animals, and sky” (Wil van Breugel: “Masks of the Cosmos”). During the time, all of the mysteries of the world were able to be explained by spirits and their connection to nature. “Popular Meteorology” demonstrates “a medieval view of the universe, it also explains that the Earth isn’t flat but it has different domes” for rain, hails, and the sky (Guy Consolmagno, SJ: “Science, Religion, and the Evolution of Knowledge”). The painting allows people to see that for the medieval time, they knew that the Earth wasn’t flat and it was round; however, to them, the reason was because of the different domes held water or the sky created rains and…show more content…
“Myths don’t give clear answers to such questions about the formation of universe” anymore (Wil van Breugel). With the emerged of science, many either believe in the “evolution theory” or the “creationism theory.” There is, in fact, a middle ground for both. The large difference is each had their own way to interpret or combined their beliefs and religion to science. Isaac Newton, the greatest scientist in history, has his religious beliefs remained in the shadows of his life, yet it had a major impact toward his science (Frank 96). To Newton, “there is no way (without religion) to come to the knowledge of a Deity but by the frame of nature” (Frank 96). Newton knew exactly that science and religion must work together in order to achieve the perfect equation just like God, the “absolute power” who were able to create the universe, the earth, and life in such perfect form that was able to solve by science. For other scientists, they found God “directly intervenes in the world stands in direct opposition to sciences efficacy and power” (Frank 99). Einstein, for example, “could not bear the idea of a personal god, his abandonment of religion was linked to his distaste for traditional concepts of God” (Frank 100). Einstein believed that God played absolute no part in science and that God would only interfere with the growth of science, whereas, Isaac Newton believed God and Science go hand in hand because God, the absolute power, created this
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