Evolutionary Creation Debate Summary

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In the article, Evolutionary Creation: Beyond the Evolution vs. Creation Debate, the author, Denis Lamoureux, explains the term “evolutionary creation”. This term is used to describe a collection of Christians who embrace both ideas of creation and evolution. Traditionally, creation is used by faithful Christians to describe the origins of the universe and reject the notion by scientists that the universe and life are products of evolution. The views of evolutionary creationists are sometimes called “theistic evolution” (Lamoureux, 14). This view embraces the notion that God used the process of evolution to create life on Earth. This term contradicts what evolutionary creationists believe because it states that God is inferior to the process of evolution and this is not what they believe. Howard Van Till, a lead evolutionary creationist, states that God implanted the process …show more content…
There were some points that I do disagree with but it was refreshing to see that there is a group of people who accepts both the notions of religious views as well as those of scientific knowledge. In traditional Christian belief, members strictly preach that God and God alone created the world in seven days. Science has proven that this was almost impossible due to process of evolution. Charles Darwin, a prominent researcher, introduced the theory that living beings are products of mutations. This process of evolution allows for species to adapt to the environment. This clearly opposes creationism, which is the religious belief that God created everything and life is the product of God’s creation. Evolutionary creation almost marries both concepts and determines that without God the process of evolution would be impossible. I believe this notion of origin is a lot more acceptable for many people caught in between the ideas of biblical interpretation and scientific

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