Intelligent Design vs. Evolution Essay
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There is a major controversy brewing in the educational field today. Scientist, teachers, professors, and many others are debating where the world and its habitats originally came from. This is the debate of Intelligent Design (ID) and Evolution. The main debating question of many scholars being, "Is the universe self-contained or does it require something beyond itself to explain its existence and internal function?". Intelligent Design is the idea that living creatures on Earth are so complex that, they could not possibly have been created through the natural selection. It is the belief that there must be an ?intelligent designer? that created us all. This creator is usually referenced as God. However, it may also be…show more content…
An evolutionist feels that there are no grounds for proof. However, the Bible should serve as some sort of written proof for the theory of intelligent design. It has been proven that this document has been passed down through many centuries and seems to be eye witness accounts of occurrences during the beginning of creation. Speaking from an Intelligent Design point of view, these theorists believe that the two theories should embrace the other?s belief. According to Dembski, a specialist of the belief on intelligent design, this theory keeps an open mind and it is entirely agnostic on the subject of religion. Dembski hopes to detect either a biblical god or an earlier race of aliens. Either will be acceptable to him. This theory simply states that it is not possible for the universe to implode out of nowhere. This universe had to begin with some sort of creator. In speaking of both articles as a whole, I believe that both theories should be treated with enthusiasm and questioned thoroughly. Neither theory has specific concrete evidence to what actually occurred in the creation of Earth, the universe, and the living organisms in it. Both theories have several great argumentative factors. In my opinion, the bible?s eye witness accounts would be a main source for the theory of intelligent design. Scientific theory plays a major part in the evolutionary theory. Both sides having good reason to doubt the other, the debate
Show MorePeople are always arguing over which theory is true, evolution or creationism. The theory of evolution has a lot to do with natural selection. Natural selection is when the individual with the best traits survives, and passes on their good traits to their offspring. Those offspring create more individuals with those strong traits, and eventually all of the species will have those strong traits. This means that if this cycle is carried on long enough, it will result in changes in a population, eventually resulting in a new species. Darwin thinks all life forms have descended from a common species in ancient times.
Creationism believes that all creatures and life forms were created in their current state. Creationism believes that God…show more content…
He observed animals from various places and watched species evolve before his eyes. When he put out his theory on evolution, scientist thought he was crazy, but soon enough he got some followers and now his theory of evolution is, scientifically, the most stable. That quote, by Darwin himself, is explaining natural selection. Natural Selection is one of the main ideas to evolution. Adaptation is the other main idea in the theory of evolution. Natural selection occurs when there is more offspring than can survive, and only the strong survive. Those strong individuals pass on their strong alleles to their offspring. Soon enough this will lead to the gradual evolution of the population. The creatures will change to better survive in their particular environment. Adaptation is when a species changes because of the environment around it. With the theory of evolution we believe that the earth is about 4.5 million years old. Creationism states that the earth is only about 6,000 years old. Scientists have proven that the earth is much older than 6,000 years old. They did this by taking pieces of rock and earth and using a machine with special crystals to determine the age of the earth. Scientists have fossils that show gradual change in species over the years. Creationism says that all the species came to the earth as they are now, but there is evidence proving the species evolved into what they are today. Scientists observe the gradual change in species,