Creation vs. Evolution

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Creation vs. Evolution Ever since the publication of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species was published there has been an ongoing debate between science and religion. Scientists have formulated many theories as to the origins of man and to the creation of the earth, whereas religious groups have one main creation theory, based on the "Genesis" story of The Bible. These theories, however, are not the cause of the debate because the different theories are simply myths meant to explain the unknown-- the debate is caused by different belief systems. According to a November 1997 Gallup poll 44% of the people that responded agreed that God created human beings in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so. Based on the same poll 39% of the people said that human beings evolved from less intelligent life forms, but God guided this process. Only 10% of the people polled said that God had no part in the creation of human beings (Issues 394). The main difference between creationists and scientists is the way they fight this debate. Creationists have developed their own science: Creation Science. Creation scientists look to prove that creation is right and science is wrong, providing selective interpretations of the fossil record. But their interpretations are exaggerated and foolish. Creationists will pick one scientific theory and do everything they can to point out it's flaws, disregarding what they can't prove wrong. They will often use emotions to control the public to their side. They spend their time trying to discover false evolution rather than teaching their beliefs to the general public. The theory of e... ... middle of paper ... the earth's common ancestors into existence through creation (14) . Theories surrounding the processes of evolution will undoubtedly continue to change with political movements and new evidence, but it will take a lot to disprove evolution whether it is caused by natural forces or by some higher power, it still exists. "Life on earth-however it began-has evolved and will continue to do so, regardless of what a scientist and/ or a religious group wants to happen. In order for this debate to ever end, some common ground must be reached. Either one theory or the other has to be ultimately proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, but there is an incredibly small chance of that happening. Even if it were to happen, to prove either side, there would still be disbelievers and those who think the evidence is a hoax.

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