The Pros And Cons Of Creationism Vs. Evolution

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One of the most debated issues in not only the scientific community, but also the government as well, is the issue of creationism versus evolution. Creationism is the belief that the origin of life was caused by a supernatural being, specifically God (“Creationism”, 2015). Surprisingly, the creationist movement only recently emerged in response to the newly formed theory of evolution. Creationism officially came into being in the early 1900 's to oppose the new teachings about the origin of life (“Creationism”, 2015). Charles Darwin was the first to introduce this new theory that caused a major uproar in the scientific field of life 's origin. Darwin published his theory in his writing, The Origin of Species, in 1859 at the same time a comrade, …show more content…
Creationists support a range of beliefs that prove man did not evolve over time; rather, a being above all others created man. The basis of the beliefs of creationism is found in Genesis. Creationists support the Genesis account of the origin of man (Baugh, 1997). The Genesis account states that God is the intelligent being that created man, and man was created on the sixth day of the seven-day creation of the universe (“Creationism”, 2015). All beliefs of creationism prove that this account is the truth. Creationism is ultimately based on Biblical content. The majority of the proof supporting creationism comes directly from the Bible. Creationists believe that the universe came from nothing, new living things cannot evolve, humans and apes do not come from the same gene pool, and the earth’s age is younger than what evolutionists believe (“Evolution”, 1999). Unlike evolutionists, creationists do not believe the earth is billions of years old. Creationists believe the earth is between 6,000 and 10,000 years old; therefore, life only recently came into being (Wiker, 2005). This fact demonstrates that there is no possible way for a species to evolve into a new species and for apes to evolve into man. All of these conjectures prove that there is solid support for …show more content…
Creationists stand firm to the belief that man did not come from apes. Although creationists do not believe in macroevolution, they do believe in microevolution (Wiker, 2005). Macroevolution is the evolution of species to other species. Creationists believe in microevolution, which states that something can evolve within a species, but cannot evolve from species to species. Creationists are able to support their opposition to macroevolution because there is no evidence to show man came from apes. All scientific findings have either been fully man or fully ape (Baugh, 1997). Therefore, there are no findings that fill this gap to prove that man evolved from apes over time. Nilsson Herbert declares, “The lack of transitional series cannot be explained as being due to the scarcity of material. The deficiencies are real, they will never be filled” (Baugh, 1997, pg. 4). There is not enough solid evidence to even begin to prove that man evolved from apes. The only evolution that has ever been proved is the changing of creatures within their species, and creationists firmly believe in this philosophy. The creationism movement debates that if species really do evolve into other species, then why do the simplest forms of life still exist? Given these points, one can conclude that apes did not evolve into

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