Creation and Work

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The conflict between creationism and the evolution theory is what is believed in science versus religion. The differences of the two beliefs is a manner of how living things, especially humans, came to live in the environment in the present time. The two beliefs also present two different views of how the universe was possibly created at the beginning of time. The challenge of the two-sided argument is whether only one or both ideas should be taught in schools, and what is the more logical idea to help determine how life came to be today. Parents of both sides want their children learning one idea, and eliminate the other idea from the classroom. In general, more people in the United States are creationists, but with the scientific theory of evolution, schools around the United States are teaching the theory. The United States’ public belief in creationism is higher than in other countries such as the Netherlands. “A recent poll on the acceptance of evolutionary theory shows that about 60% of the Dutch population believes that the theory of evolution is (probably) true, which is much higher than for example Turkey (30%) or the USA (40%), but lower than other secularized European countries like Denmark or France (about 80%)” (qtd. in Flipse 105). The influence of religion or evolution is unique around the world with the evidence of what some counties statistics. Creationism is the idea that the entire universe was created by a more powerful being than anything that exists in the universe. It is the oldest belief of how living things came to be in the known history. Most religions in modern times believe in that one being, or the belief of a monotheistic being. Many of the readings of the Bible in the Christian community take the ... ... middle of paper ... ... school to all students. Having a better general knowledge of both subjects, the student will have a better overview of the planets evolution. The Bible’s explanation of the beginning of the universe may be a little farfetched, but this does not eliminate the existence of a higher being. Nothing has been proven yet, but educating students on the best possible reasons for the existence of life should be the primary focus. “The honest scientist, like the philosopher, will tell you that nothing whatever can be or has been proved with fully 100% certainty, not even that you or I exist, nor anyone except himself, since he might be dreaming the whole thing” (Moran). There is more and more scientific study of space that there had to have been a “Big Bang”. It could be theorized that the Big Bang was the all-powerful being creationist believe in that started the universe.
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