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    Theistic evolution is one of three main origin of life world views. The other two are atheistic evolution (also commonly known as Darwinian evolution and naturalistic evolution) and special creation. Atheistic evolution states that there is no God and that life can and did materialize physically from already existing, non-living beginning accumulations of matter under the power of natural laws (like gravity, etc), although the beginning of those natural laws is not justified. Special creation states that God created life immediately, either from nothing or from already existing resources. Theistic evolution states one of two options. The first alternative is that there is a God, but He was not openly occupied in the beginnings of life. He may have created the resources, He may have created the natural laws. He may even have created things with the ultimate appearance of life, but at some instance He backed off and let His creation do the rest. He let it do what it does, whatever that is. Then life finally appeared from non-living substance. This position is comparable to atheistic evolution in that it assumes a…

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    Evolution Chapter 7

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    Evolution: “when science trumps faith”. (pp159) Chapter 7 discusses evolution in the most literal sense possible: the creation of earth and life without any assistance from God. As one might imagine, it is centered on the teachings of Dawkins, whose stance on evolution is clear and unforgiving. Dawkins starts out with the argument that “evolution fully accounts for biological complexity and the origins of humankind, so there is no more need for God.” (pp163) I enjoyed Collins’ quick and cunning…

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    even though they are not thought of as current mainstream scientific theories they are a part of our history. In the case of the geocentrism theory it was once believed to be truth until it was proven wrong. Even so, Mill would contest that this belief and those that opposed it lead us to the heliocentric theory and then eventually to that of Einstein’s theory of relativity (NASA, 2009). Creationism is a bit more controversial as many people, namely those of Christian or Judaic faith,…

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    it is the truth because to them it is more logical. So why was science wrong in this case? It is a well-known fact that religion uses emotion in their beliefs rather than reason. They believe their truths and belief in a God to be valid because of feelings they have, or their faith. Emotion is a way of knowing separate to reason. In this example, Dodie knows that she will be healed because of her faith, and feels that God will heal her. The doctors, on the other hand, used their reasoning and…

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    PCR Synthesis Essay

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    Therefore, whenever we are faced with such problems of the likes never seen before, we should resort to nature for solution. Undoubtedly, it has proved to be reliable in such scenarios. Now that we have understood what PCR is, let us see how it is used in the study of molecular evolution. A very interesting achievement in biochemistry today, is the ability to…

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    Elbow's Argument Analysis

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    It involved a perceived conflict between the theory of evolution and the biblical creation account. I come from a Conservative Christian background. I have spent most of my life in the Southern Baptist Church. I was educated through a homeschool curriculum written by religious fundamentalists. So at both church and school I was taught that Darwin’s theory of evolution was false, that it completely violated the basic premises of Christianity. They taught me to play the doubting game by seeking…

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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…

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    though the universe more than likely was created by an imperfect being or even a committee of beings. This objection is tied to the idea of wondering why the world as it is has so much suffering; Along with the fact that if God was this all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving being why he would put living organisms through so much suffering and still have people who believe he is the creator. Hume also argues that premise two is false. It can be found improbable that just because living…

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    According to Craig, everything in the beginning has a cause, whereas the ultimate cause of all causes is God. It is only logical to assume that God was this ultimate designer of such a perfectly tuned universe. Similarly to Craig was Francis Collins who believed in theistic evolution or that God chose to bring about life on Earth through biological evolution. God is the source of all life and that life expresses the will of God. The idea of survival of the fittest is God’s way of creating life…

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    Creation and evolution are two very different beliefs with very different ideas and many different aspects. Creationists believe in God and that he is the one who created man and keep things running smoothly. There are many different types of creationists. In the theory of evolution created by Charles Darwin one organism evolved into the world that exists today. The organism doesn’t have a beginning and it doesn’t seem to have and end either. The idea of transformation in both of these concepts…

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