The reasoning for that is because God created humans under his likeness. What the church is saying about mankind contradicts with the scientific evidence scientists have found on human evolution. By analyzing the different scientific approaches, one will be able to grasp a clear understanding that the theory of evolution by natural selection conflicts with the Judeo-Christian worldview of God as creator. Before Darwin, the complexity of organisms was recognized as creation by God. The Judeo-Christian basis argues that in order for one to acknowledge there is a creator and that the bible is true is a much deeper substance than simply claiming a theory.
Three incomplete skulls of Homo sapiens were discovered in 1997. Bruce Bower’s article “African Legacy: Fossils plug gap in human origins” discusses the fossils. These findings are important because according to the discoverers, they are the oldest known fossils of modern people. The skulls were found in Herto, Ethiopian located in eastern Africa. The fossils are dated between 154,000 and 160,000 years ago.i The fossils were dated radioisotopically.ii Since the fossils are the oldest known fossils of modern people, it is probable that these hominids represent the immediate ancestors of humans that are anatomically modern.
Questions on the origin of life and of the universe must have challenged human curiosity and imagination as soon as early man had time for activities other than survival. In 1859, Charles Darwin published the Origin of Species, and since then, people have debated between the creationism and evolutionism theories. The theory of evolution has been supported only through various religious writings, particularly the Bible. 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.
In Genesis 1:1, the verse says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." This verse discusses that Biblical creation is the belief that God created and designed the earth. On the other hand, evolutionists believe in Darwinian evolution, which is the belief that the origin of life existed because of the Big Bang. Because science has to be observable, measurable, and repeatable, evolutionists rely only on science for their evidences. Although science is supported by mostly facts, creationists and evolutionists both practice faith.
Many different views on the origin of humankind have been debated and remain in question today. ( Edey, pg.1 ) One view is known as "creation-science". It is commonly understood to refer to a movement of Christian fundamentalists based upon an extremely literal interpretation of the Bible. Creation-scientist's do not merely insist that life was suddenly created; they insist that the job was completed in six days no more than ten thousand years ago, and that all evolution since that time has involved trivial modifications rather then basic changes. The existence of fossils, according to a Creation-scientist, is attributed to Noah's flood.
Knowing how the universe or life began is important; it gives us a sense of purpose. I believe in the evolution creationism theory. Evolution Creationism is a theory defined as “the belief that God guides nature and evolution”. It is a theory that states that science and believing in God compliments each other and shouldn’t be in conflict. I have faith that a supernatural being which is God, made the entire universe.
Therefore , for those who believe in the existence of God as the sole creator of living beings , but at the same time the view that " God created a variety of living things through evolution , " let relearn basic dogma of the theory. This paper is addressed to those who claim to have faith but mistaken in understanding the theory of evolution . Here is described a number of scientific and logical explanation of the importance that shows why the theory of evolution is not in accordance with Islam and the fact of creation . Basic dogma of Darwinism proposes that life came into existence by itself spontaneously as a result of coincidences . This view is completely contrary to the belief in the existence of God's natural creation .
Some scientists believe in the hypothesis known as the Multiregional Theory. This theory states that Homo erectus left Africa about two million years ago and from there migrated to Europe and Asia. These H. erectus then evolved, simultaneously, into Homo sapiens, or the modern looking and culturally evolved humans we are today. Another hypothesis that has been presented is the Uniregional Theory. This theory states that although Homo erectus did migrate out of Africa into these areas, Homo erectus evolved into Homo sapiens in, and solely in Africa.
According to Relethford, Hominin is a tribe that comprises of humans and their closest ancestor. Hominin family has shown some resemblances with the evidences collected from fossil records as well as the evolutionary processes to the mordern humans. This article will try to describe the evolution of homonin tribe from the time period of Homo habilis to Mordern Homo sapiens. It will emphasis on the cranial capacity “skull proportions”, tools used and the cultural behavior. Homo habilis species was first found in East Africa at the Olduvai George site, approximately 1.9- 1.4 million years ago (Spoor et al.