Creation vs. Evolution Essay

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Creationists have locked themselves into a country-wide battle against science for the minds of our youth and control of the intelligentsia. Why are they fighting? Over the last decade, the Theory of Evolution has reared its head with a vengeance, and creationists fear that it erodes the moral integrity of our society while promising to deliver us into a dark age. Nothing could be further from the truth, and the truth is, in fact, quite the opposite. The Theory of Evolution is supported by vast amounts of empirical evidence, and the dismissal of such can only cause harm to our society in a world where innovation and progress beget survival. There are so many arguments against evolution that I could not list even a sizeable fraction of …show more content…
These generational changes may vary in their complexity, and most fall within the range of microevolutionary changes, which are relatively small changes that do not result in the immergence of a new species. Macroevolution, in contrast, refers to changes which can result in a new species that is incapable of sexually reproducing with members of the original species. It is important to note that, contrary to many Creationist arguments, evolution is not a linear process that gradually moves toward a state of perfection or superiority, there are no “greater” or “lesser” evolved species, and evolution does not moves backwards. A species will only evolve to survive within their niche of a particular environment. This entire process is described and predicted by the Theory of Evolution. It is important to make another pivotal clarification at this point. What do scientists mean when they call something a “theory”? The difference in meaning between an everyday theory and a scientific one is quite large. The former refers to a hunch or speculation that may be based on fragmentary or inconclusive evidence. The latter, which we are concerned with, refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence. (National Academy of Sciences, and Institute of Medicine 11) Like the Theory of Gravity, the Heliocentric Theory, and Cell Theory, the Theory of Evolution is unlikely to be significantly altered by any

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