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In society today, how can the Creation and the Evolution theory coexist?

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Manon Mollard MP5a 18.04.05 Biology: One World Assignment In society today, how can the Creation and the Evolution theory coexist? In the film 'Inherit the Wind', there was a clear distinction made between Creationism and Darwinism, even though Henry Drummond, the defending lawyer, tried to show one theory did not necessarily contradict the other one. What are these theories exactly about, and how can they coexist in today's society? According to www.thefreedictionary.com, Creationism can be defined as 'the belief that God created the Earth in exactly the way and timeframe described in the biblical book of Genesis'. According to www.thefreedictionary.com, the theory of Evolution can be defined as 'the belief that the current structure and diversity of life came into being purely through the naturalistic process of variation and natural selection, without the intervention of any deity'. These two theories do not seem compatible. ...read more.


And nowadays, scientists are not less likely to believe in God and they say there is no conflict between their faith and their work. There is, of course, no way to prove religious faith scientifically; and there isn't a test able to tell the difference between a universe created by God and one that appeared without God either. Nevertheless, science and religion can explain different things. As Greene said, ''Science is very good at answering the how questions, such as 'how did the universe evolve to the form that we see?'. But it is woefully inadequate in addressing the why questions. Why is there a universe at all? There are the meaning questions, which many people think religion is particularly good at dealing with.'' Science keeps progressing, going deeper and deeper each time. But it doesn't really matter how further their research go or how tiny the particles they find are, because there will still remain a why at the end as to why the ultimate rules are the way they are. ...read more.


For example I don't think God pulled out Adam's rib to create Eve. Moreover, there are some contradictions in the Bible itself, for instance it is written that Noah took two animals o each species and put them on the Ark, and in a later section it says that he took seven pairs of animals. And second of all I think that the Bible and the theory of Evolution respond to different questions: I agree with the fact that science answers the how questions and religion the questions and religion the why questions. The town people of the movie first only believed in Creationism because they didn't know, and refused to, Darwin's theory of Evolution. However, times have changed and we now recognize that both theories can be used effectively together to find answers about our past. Both points of view are of equal value, one should not be discredited over the other. And as Albert Einstein said, 'Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind'. ...read more.

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