Science and Religion

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  • Science and Religion
    • Science
      • Evolution
        • Individuals that are poorly adapted their environment are less likely to survive and reproduce.This means that their genes are less likely to be passed to the next generation . Given enough time, a species will gradually evolve
        • Natural selection is where animals best suited to the environment survive, religionists believe that this is not true, and God created all creatures perfectly
      • The Big Bang Theory
        • About 13.7 billion years ago all the matter in the Universe was concentrated into a single incredibly tiny point. This began to enlarge rapidly in a hot explosion, and it is still expanding today.
        • Athiests say this was a happy accident,  Symolists would argue there had to be a prime mover, a first cause
    • Religion
      • Genesis 1
        • Genesis 1 teaches us that God created humans after animals and vegetation, it was "very good". This also tells us that God created the universe from nothinmg 'ex nihilo'
      • Genesis 2
        • Genesis 2 states that humans were created before everything else and there is no mention that he created the world from nothing
      • The Cosmological Argument
        • something doesnt come from nothing, what exists comes from something else. there must be a first cause. Many Christians see the hand of God in the Big Bang as a first cause
      • Symbolism and Literalism
        • Literalists of Dundamentalists take the words of the bible 100% literally, God created the world in 6 days exaactly. Bot accounts, although contradictory, are true
        • Symbolists think because the two accounts are different, they must take the meaning behind the two and form the reason for mans purpose

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