3. Theologic Evolution: This is a mixture of Creationist theory and evolution itself. Because of overwhelming evidence of evolution, many creationist now believe, that humans evolved over centuries but in a control way. Basically they believe in evolution but they do not believe in natural selection. They believe God is the one who is controlling how humans and other animals will evolve over time.
And scriptural geologists believe in the biblical account of a literal six-day creation of all things by God, followed by a global flood which created that geological record.” (Mortenson) The strengths in the article are the differing views presented by various scientists and non-scientists both Christian and non-Christian based. Dr. Mortenson summarized these scientist’s views straight to their points of belief. The points that I found clear was that there was not proof to back the “theories” of the Old Earth views expressed and there was proof of the New Earth view, the Bible. I feel the weakness of the article was that there was not much elaboration on the scientist’s findings. There were a lot Journal Article Review One 3 of names and dates given but not a lot of detail.
Because of this, the question of how life is originated continues to be unanswered. The film shows how the application of the evolutionary theory caused extreme episodes in the history of human kind. Although science is seen as a developed and improved understanding of the world which brought several answers and solutions for humanity, science also caused the countless number of killings because some people believed in the existence of a superior race. This extreme application of a conviction proves that religion and science are not that different. Although Darwinism has not been the main reason to devise the killings, the holocaust illustrates how any
Many physicist are deeply concerned because they must accept the truth that basic properties of our universe are accidental and uncalculable. Lightman illustrates how in both explanations require an element of faith, an element that many in the world of science try to
Many cultures and ancient civilizations have their own theories as to how life began on earth. Some cultures say gods and goddesses created life, in modern times however some suggest that we came through outer space. Biologists do not have a great knowledge as to how life has come about but they are slowly unraveling this mystery thanks to advances in technology. Before examining modern ideas about the origins of life, it is important to see the traditional views on how life began. Many cultures believed that gods or goddesses created life.
Genesis 1-2 can show us that God is all-powerful and all-loving. As far as Genesis 1-2 goes, it is more important to understand the scripture, rather than prove it to be factual. “Although popular images of controversy continue to exemplify the supposed hostility of Christianity to new scientific theories, studies have shown that Christianity has often nurtured and encouraged scientific endeavor, while at other times the two have co-existed without either tension or attempts at harmonization” (Ferngren, 2). Genesis 1-2 is the cause of much unnecessary tension between the religious and scientific communities. The writers of Genesis 1-2 wrote it in a way that presents the Earth’s creation as a factual account of God creating the heavens and the Earth.
That it was the sun at the centre and everyone moved around it in a helio-centric motion. Now until these revolutionary scientists came along all people thought that the planets moved around the earth, this was called geo centric. The idea that we, Gods creation, were not the centre of the universe challenged Christians beliefs in the way that we weren’t special, at the centre, that we may not be his only creation perhaps. The work of these mathematicians and scientists were beginning to set the tone of Christian discomfort as the universe and our world was becoming more understood. Galileo Galilei gave his support towards Copernicus as well as adding his own findings to the new theory of a helio-centric universe.
Intelligent design contradicts the idea of the common descents. Intelligent design suggests that many organise were created at the beginning of time by a creator (God) or a supernatural intervention. By this it means all living organism could survive automatically in its surroundings. William Paley, a scientist argued in his book that god did design life on earth but there are many people and scientist who believe that this was made up to keep the people believing in god. The scientific research information which is know doesn’t really have any strong evidence to back up either of these two theories, but there has been a lot more scientific research done on the common decent from which it has given us a broad rage of information about evolution.
“Science is right & religion is wrong.” I personally, believe that this statement is not correct. This is because, there are some phenomenons in this world and in this universe that science can’t explain but religion however can- an example of this is would be the Mayan civilization; They predicted many of the natural disasters that came to be and they were far more advanced than us. This clearly proves that science is not always right and religion is not always wrong. Most Muslims would contradict this statement. This is due to the fact that Muslims believe that we (Humanity) are in the progress of learning and that we will come to understand the truth one day.
Scientist developed many of their own personal opinions about creation. In the early 19th century there were three views of earth history: Catastrophists, Uniformitarians and the Scriptural Geologists (T. Mortenson, 2003). The article points out that the Scriptural Geologists studied the earth and Biblical scripture extensively while forming their theory on earth’s creation and debunking old-earth theories. Scriptural Geologists believe the Bible is an accurate account of the earth’s six twenty-four hour day creation. The article further contends that scientist opinions are based on their individual worldviews.