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    • Cosmological revolution
      • Geocentric understanding= Earth centre universe
      • Heliocentric understanding= Proved Suns centre (Copernicus & Galileo)
      • If church seen as wrong, people would obey it anymore, it would lose power
      • If church seen to be wrong, that would be saying God is wrong
      • Church respond by putting Galileo on house arrest
    • Genesis- Creation story
      • 1.'Let there be light'
      • 2. Seperated sky & sea
      • 3. Land & sea
      • 4.Sun, moon and Stars
      • 5.Fish and birds
      • 6.Animals, then Humans
      • 7. God rested
    • Interpretation of Genesis
      • LITERAL
        • Sees Genesis story as factual, scientific account of the origins of the universe
        • Believe God created universe in 6 days
      • LIBERAL
        • Genesis story is myth with important deeper meanings
        • Teach God created on purpose not accident
        • Show humans more important than animals
    • The big bang theory
      • Scientific explination
      • 14 Billion years ago
      • Red shift & radiation proves big bang
      • Atheist & possibly liberal Christians
    • Origins of life
      • Evolution
        • Darwin, Natural selection
      • Creation story
        • Genesis 1; Life starts Day 6
        • Genesis 2&3; Adam from dust, eve from his rib. put in Garden of Eden.
    • Scientific truth
      • Truth we can verify through scientific experiment and observation
    • Absolute truth
      • Something which is true for all times and places
      • Changing truth
        • What is to be true changes as we make new discoveries
        • Subjective truth
          • A opinion which is specific to one person
          • Objective truth
            • Facts that can be tested by anyone
            • Scientific truth
              • Truth we can verify through scientific experiment and observation
    • Changing truth
      • What is to be true changes as we make new discoveries
      • Subjective truth
        • A opinion which is specific to one person
        • Objective truth
          • Facts that can be tested by anyone

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