Evolution vs. Religion.

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Evolution vs. Religion.

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, a religious theory. 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 authenticity.

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 occurred without the intervention of supernatural forces or deities. 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 less than 10,000 years of age. Some believe 4004 BC was the year of creation.

Civilizations grew more complex and learned more about the world around them. Soon events that were once looked at as magical or supernatural were explained and proven through logic, mathematical reasoning, and the evidence available. In the early to mid nineteenth century a scientist named Charles Darwin proposed a theory that broke the away from the common threads of reasoning that looked to deity or a higher force intervening with humans. He used natural selection,