Creation Of The Universe: The Theory Of Evolution

We humans are inquisitive by nature, it is in fact what sets us apart from other animals on this planet. Since our exodus from the African continent we have always wanted to know what was beyond that hill, our desire to learn as much as possible has allowed us to make advancements in technology and create civilizations. But this desire to learn had also extended to the machinations of nature, and in response we created religions as an explanation to the creation of the universe. Religion was useful for many centuries as our understanding of nature was limited to what we saw, but our sight is very limited and cannot fully comprehend the scale of the universe. 2,000 years ago we believed that the Earth was the center and all the stars and planets …show more content…
The Theory of Evolution states that all life on this planet, myself, a tree, or a dog, descend from a common ancestor that underwent physical changes through a process called natural selection. This process takes millions of years to occur and directly challenges the book of Genesis and the belief that the Earth is 6,000 years old instead of being 4 billion. In the United States many conservatives deny evolution and some have gone so far as to follow a different philosophy to counter it, creationism. Creationism states that all life was created by a higher power and explains that extinct animals such as the Dinosaurs died in the flood because they did not receive shelter on Noah’s Ark. To be quite frank I personally believe this ideology to be ludicrous, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence in support of evolution that creationism simply doesn’t add up. The idea that Dinosaurs coexisted with man is actually quite hilarious. Evolution is a field that I am deeply invested in, I do believe that my ancestors were in fact primates. In actuality humans are primates and are members of the Homo genus which include all species of humans including ourselves, Homo …show more content…
So they believe the conversation of evolution to be some sort of a war as if the survival of Christianity is under threat. And these conservatives have implemented the teaching of creationism along with evolution in America’s public schools, as a matter of fact many key politicians favor the teaching of creationism in place of evolution. I find this to be quite alarming, personally I do not think creationism has any place in the educational system. Entertaining the thought that it has any precedence over evolution is not only ignorant but irresponsible and threatens the future of this country to advance scientifically. If we continue to subscribe to this outdated way of thinking the United States will lose the race against other nations such as India and China who have begun to enter the world stage. And these nations have accepted evolution as a scientific fact and teach it in all public schools. Religion today is not what it once was as the answers of the universe are being spelled out in detail through science, rather than a story told from thousands of years ago by people of lesser

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