How was the earth created? This is a question that has puzzled humans for ages. There are two
main theories that explain how the earth was formed. These are the theories of evolution and creation. The
creation theory is divided into various groups. The most accepted creation theory is the one of the biblical
creationists. Biblical creation and evolution are very different, and both have indicators as to their
In evolution life is seen as having resulted by natural processes only. The theory suggests that in
the past there were extended intervals of stability which ended with a mass extinction and the sudden
appearance of a new species. This process occured without the intervention of supernatural forces or
dieties. Nearly all modern scientists who are not Evangelical Christians believe in evolution.
Biblical creationists are also called literal creationists, because they interpret the two Genesis
accounts of creation in the Bible literally and believe that the Bible is without error.
They believe that the
"day" mentioned in Genesis 1 signifies a normal 24 hour day. According to this creation the universe was
established in six days. Biblical creationists interpret most sedimentary rocks as products of Noah's flood.
The majority believes that the earth is under 10,000 years of age. Some believe 4004 BC was the year of
The person who proposed the methods by which natural processes cause the evolution of the
species was Charles Darwin. He used natural selection to explain how evolution worked. Darwin's old
teacher said evolution would "brutalize" us as human beings and sink us "into a lower grade of
degradation" than any time in recorded history. He was partially correct. The fact that many people think
they evolved from monkeys has made morale in the world lower. However, to say that it has...