Theories in Science

Essay by halfdidUniversity, Bachelor'sA, August 2008

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The question of our origins has been probably one of the oldest and most controversial issues faced throughout the history of science. Are humans merely creations of a greater being as written in religious books, or are humans just another creature that nature has evolved? One of the key issues to this dilemma is the limitation which exists within our universe to be able to explain either one of these theories because of insufficient abilities to measure or validate them.

Different religions have offered several explanations and have had internal controversies which have disallowed one single explanation to be absolute and complete. Those who believe in the theory of evolution say that the first life came into existence four or five billion years ago as a result of billions of years of accidental random atomic religion (Bowden, 1991). The second theory called Creationism states that God created life. Our basic laws of science become insignificant when one compares the two different explanations that seem to have so many inconsistencies; humans are then faced with the question of which explanation can offer a more reasonable and valid answer to the origin of life.

In this paper, the team will attempt an approach at Evolution versus Creationism and will address some of the reasons why a stalemate exists between the two theories. The team will also pose a real life example that makes for legitimate arguments in support of both theories, and shows how the example affects the religious industry as well as the scientific industry.

"Science is a way of knowing, one that is based on inquiry." (Campbell, Reece and Simon, 2007, p.13). Scientists have always had a thirst for knowledge and many have spent their lives trying to explain and find answers, doing so through two different approaches: discovery science...