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Where did it all begin?

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Where did it all begin? The origins of life is probably the oldest argument know, which has been debated for thousands of years. How was life created? How were humans made? Did we really evolve from apes and most importantly where did it all begin? Both religion and science have attempted to answer these questions, yet the answers are constantly disputed and have many times sparked conflicts among followers. In this article, I am going to explorer and discuss the most popular beliefs of creation in order to see how contradicting these beliefs are and if it is possible to believe in more than just one. The most popular beliefs are often divided into three different categories which in turn are divided into more sub-categories. * Creation science: God created the universe during 6 consecutive 24 hour days less than 10,000 years ago, precisely as a one of the literal interpretations of the Biblical book of Genesis would indicate. ...read more.

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Scientists assume evolution was driven by blind, purely natural forces. Examples of creation science includes the Judeo-Christian belief the first two chapters of the book of Genesis in the Bible. They show how God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Some Christians take this account very literally and believe that this is exactly how the world was created. Today however, many Christians accept the theories of cosmology and evolution and do not take the Biblical account of the Creation literally. This is also known as a theistic point of view. They believe that the Bible is there to explain why God created the world, and the relationship between God and nature, rather than a scientific account of how the world was created. Science does not always pose as an obstacle to religious perspectives. ...read more.

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Science has only fairly recently proved these ideas as being true therefore it is truly remarkable that these words were written in the Qur'an nearly one and a half thousand years ago. Finally, unlike the creation story from Genesis, scientific ideas seek an evidence-based explanation for the way the universe came into existence. Most cosmologists agree that the universe began in a 'Big Bang' about 14 billion years ago, and that all the stars and planets, including the earth, were formed during the subsequent expansion of the universe, which is continuing today. In conclusion, the story of creation is an argument which has been debated for a very long time, and will continue to be debated in the future. This debate is very relevant to us as these religions govern our everyday life. Although, I have proved it is possible to believe in more than one idea, they will never truly merge and will continue to spark conflicts of belief. ?? ?? ?? ?? Yusuf Sherwani 10H ...read more.

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