Creation and Science Essay
We have all heard about the evolution vs. creation debate. Two sides opposing each other in fits of heated passion. One group believes that humans developed from monkeys, and the other group is a bunch of religious fanatics. Does this sound somewhat familiar? This is one of the most stereotypical views of the dispute, but is, unfortunately, how many people believe it to be. So what is it all about? What makes these groups (there are actually quite a few more than two) so determined to fight and try to win others over to their belief? In the answers to these questions lie the truth about why humans take this aspect of science so personally.
There must be some fairly significant reasons that cause individuals to …show more content…
Creation and Evolution
Creation is not simply defined. There is a broad spectrum of views held by those who consider themselves to be creationists. The views may vary from believing that some sort of higher power was involved in the origination of life and the universe as we know them, to believing that the God of the Israelites created the universe exactly as Genesis dictates (Wright, 1989). There is an immense difference between the extreme viewpoints of the creationists that must be recognized. Each person may have their own ideas and convictions that cause them to believe or accept different things. For this reason, it is important not to simply label someone and put them into a box marked evolutionist or creationist.
Obviously there are Christians in science who believe in the creation of the universe by God. This is a necessary premise if any validity is given to the Bible. Most of the Christians in the scientific community subscribe to what is known as theistic evolution (Wager, 1997). They believe in the scientific theory of evolution as well as God the creator. They believe that God exists and is in control of all nature, including evolution.