The Pros And Cons Of Creationism

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Evolution is a theory that is refuted by the majority of creationists; creationists argue that evolution is simply a “theory” and is not supported by scientific evidence. This argument is clearly false. In order for a scientific theory to become widely accepted by the majority of the scientific world, it must be supported with facts and evidence. In a recent Gallup Poll, 55% of scientists, a majority, believed in evolution with no divine intervention. An additional 40% of scientists believed in evolution with divine intervention; only 5% of scientists believe that the earth was created by a divine power in the last 10,000 years. However, the public opinion is nearly the direct opposite. 46% of those polled believed the earth was created by a divine power in the last 10,000 years; furthermore, 40% of those polled believe in evolution with divine intervention. Only 9% of those polled believed in evolution with no divine aid. The disparity between scientists and the public is too great to be ignored; despite the overwhelmingly scientific evidence, many people still do not fully support, or believe in the theory of evolution. There is also a clear correlation between belief in evolution and belief in God. While the polls attempting to record the religious beliefs of scientists are not always reliable, it is true that the percent of scientists that believe in the divine is much lower than that of the general public. According to the Eastern religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, these tensions between science and religion are only a Western issue, referring to the Abrahamic religions, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Many people, including scientists, believe that the relationship between science and religion should not... ... middle of paper ... ...arth and humans were not created less than 10,000 years ago; however, it does not mean that divine intervention did not take place in the creation of the universe and the earth. It is this that is the focal point of my argument; the debate is not merely black and white, the grey area is where the compromise can be made. Many argue that without divine intervention, there is no possible explanation for the creation of the universe; however, others argue that due to evolution, creationism is clearly untrue. These ideas when combined allow creationists to retain their belief that the universe was created by the divine, yet allow for the introduction of modern science to explain evolution. The result is a successful resolve to the evolution and creationism debate. Therefore, I believe that not only can evolution and creationism coexist, but also support one another.
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