Creationism vs. Darwinism

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Creationism is the belief that a god who is absolute creator of heaven and earth and made it out of nothing, by an act of free will. Creationism could lead to a number of different beliefs. Some of these beliefs include Young-Earth Creationism, Flat Earth creationism, and Modern Geocentrism. Young-Earth Creationism is the belief that the Earth was created by God a few thousand years ago, literally as described in Creation according to Genesis, within the timeframe of the understanding of biblical families. As such, it rejects not only drilling into rocks to date the age of the Earth, but also ice core dating, which hint that the Earth is far older then the timeline they go by. Instead, they interpret it as a result of a global flood. Flat Earth creationism is the belief that God created the world with a flat surface 6,000 years ago. All that modern science says about shape, size, and age of the Earth is wrong, and evolution did not and still does not occur. Very few people today maintain such a belief. Lastly, Modern Geocentrism is the belief that God recently created a spherical world, and placed it in the center of the universe. The Sun, planets and everything else in the universe revolve around it. All scientific claims about the age of the Earth are lies. They also believe that evolution does not occur. Those creationalistic ideas on how Earth was created are only three of the many different beliefs. All the ideas have miniscule differences but are all essentially the same. The term or belief of Social Darwinism is directly related to the work of a British naturalist named Charles Darwin and his book on the Origin of Species. Social Darwinism is term that originated in the late 19th century to describe the idea that humans, like animals and plants, compete in a struggle for existence in which natural selection results in “survival of the fittest.” Social
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