Some of the concerns still creating controversy include matters dealing with how life began and evolved, relations and sex, and various research methods. Life’s beginnings and the way it evolved have two different points-of-view according to science and religion. The religious belief is the concept of creationism, that all things, including humans, were created and put on the earth by God. The scientific belief is that the universe was created by a concept called the Big Bang, which in simple terms was a giant explosion that created all of the planets, stars, living creatures, etc. Science also believes that humans were not around at the beginning of life, but that they later evolved from various animals after adapting adaptations to help better suit them to the environment.
EVOLUTION REVEALS THE TRUTHS Evolution is a debatable issue and it will be argued for many years, because it is in contradiction with creationism. Evolution explains that all living creatures come from same ancestors and evolutionary change leads to new species. These species should be the fittest for the surroundings to survive and they continue to mutate. It is life or death struggle. However, creationism says that the world and living things was created by God.
Many cultures believed that gods or goddesses created life. For example within the Christian religious tradition, it is believed that organisms were created by an almighty god. Due to the lack of scientific material, scientists are unable to test this theory of life, leading them to seek answers from a naturalist explanation. Up until the mid- nineteenth century, naturalists held onto the idea of spontaneous generation. This theory suggested that life was created out of nothing.
The research and testing is done to either prove or disprove the hypothesis. This research is used to make a prediction and a theory as to why something happened is developed. Dr. E. Stanley Jones states “Prior to the age of science, truth was determined philosophically, by debate. But the scientific method has brought the search for truth out of the lecture hall and into the laboratory.” (Christianity.com 2013). However, the scientific method is only a way of seeking the truth.
The genesis story alone supplies more than enough theoretical fuel to keep an atheist's argument burning. There are people who whole-heartedly believe that the earth was created in 7 days and that science is a lie created by “God” in order to test our faiths, that carbon dating providing evidence of the earth having existed for millions of years is simply trickery devised by “God” to separate those who should be allowed access to heaven and those who are damned to hell for an eternity of suffering. There are people who are strongly against the theory of evolution and they claim “But Evolution is only a theory.” which is true, it's only a theory. If the fact that it is merely a scientific theory automatically discredits it for them then perhaps it also applies to the scientific theory of gravity and they might just float away. A survey was conducted in America,
It is clear that the physical Universe, including life on Earth, is an evolutionary process. Darwin's Theory of Evolution is but just one theory as to how this process occurred with regard to the evolution of 'life' on this planet and is considered by most educated humans to be a self-evident fact, yet rather surprisingly careful scrutiny reveals a dearth of empirical scientific evidence to support it. If there were ever a case of "never letting the truth get in the way of a good story" then this would appear to be such a case. The following essay outlines the manifest shortcomings associated with Darwin's Theory of Evolution and is written to promote thought and discussion about this issue. DARWIN'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION postulates that 'life' 2 on Earth arose from non-living matter entirely by way of some unknown, 'unconscious', mechanistic, natural process on a pre-biotic earth and then proceeded to evolve into more complex life forms almost exclusively by way of a random mutation and natural selection process, 3 and all occurring without the involvement of an over lighting consciousness or 'creator'.
No one really has a definite answer to that question. Many beliefs support facts through the Bible, the Holy Qur’an, or any other holy religious book they live by. Scientists use the Charles Darwin Theory or any other scientific theory to support their beliefs. No one really has shown proof if he exists or not. Some believe in the evolution theory that science created human beings.
Theology is the pursuit of what you, by definition, cannot know. Science can tell you how things in the world work and that can lead to technology: how to manipulate things to achieve a desired result. Theology cannot tell you how God works, nor can you ever manipulate God to achieve a desired result. Science deals with the study of nature, its forces, processes and development. It is based on the analysis of evidence.
There are more than seven billion people on our planet and each individual has a different belief, but why is it that faith as an individual is such a controversial topic? Why can’t faith be used as a basis of knowledge? The answer is more difficult then it may seem, some people believe that faith cannot be used as the basis to get knowledge simply because there is no sustantial evidence of explaining it, because it cannot be shown, therefore a fallible source. For that reason, people choose the more scientific approach because it provides evidence. This undoubtly is the quitessential what the Natural Sciences is based upon.
The belief in a miracle can come from either experiencing them or religious reasons and explanations. People that believe in miracles usually believe in the religious evidence that we are provided with. Christians and Catholics will believe that miracles can happen because there are a lot of stories in the bible that seem to break the laws of nature and almost seem impossible to believe in, for example Jesus healed poorly people and he rose from the dead. In our society people believe that rising from the dead is humanly impossible and then jump into assumptions that this event must of had some sort of supernatural explanation; others will not believe it at all. Catholic people think that if you believe in God miracles seem more obvious to you and if you deny and test the existence of God then it will be harder to see the miracles happen.