Ethics - Religion and Science

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"Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air..."
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"God saw what he had made and it was good."
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"The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world and all who live in it."
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In the Genesis, Adam was given the role, by God, to name the animals, but later humans are given permission to feed on the animals.
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"...a new heaven and a new Earth."
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St. Francis believed all animals have souls.
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"Humans were made last, the pinnacle of creation".
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"Everything that lives and moves will be food for you."
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"The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world and all who live in it."
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"Only humans are made in the image of God. We are unique and special among all of creation."
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"Let the law of kindness show no limits. Show a loving consideration for all God's creatures."
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"Science is almost totally imcompatible with Religion." Peter Atkins
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"The Big Bang implies an act of God." Stephen Hawking
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"A good man takes care of his animals but wicked men are cruel to theirs."
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Liberal Christians
These Christians believe that the Genesis holds truth, as God did create the world and everything in it, but it is read in a symbolic way. They might look at science to help understand how God created the world.
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Literalists/ Creationists
These Christians interpret the Bible literally and accepts every word of the Genesis creation story - therefore rejects scientific theories.
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Conservative Christians
These Christians interpret the Genesis account and conclude that perhaps God was the 'spark' that began the Universe.
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Three environmental groups.
Sage, Operation Noah and A Rocha.
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William Paley
This man came up with the theory of Intelligent design. He said that we assume that a pocket watch is designed and therefore the Universe must be designed. Because the universe is much more complex than a pocket watch, the designer must be God.
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Isaac Newton
A famous Christian Scientist.
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Thomas Aquianas
This man came discovered the cosmological argument a.k.a First Cause. He said that 'everything must be caused by something else but this cannot go back forever, it must have a first cause and this is God. Some Christians say that G caused the Big B.
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Evolution
The scientific theory about the way in which animals and plants adapt to their surroundings - the survival of the fittest.
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The Big Bang theory
A scientific theory that a cosmic explosion caused the world to exist over 13 billion years ago. There was nothing before the Big Bang.
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Charles Darwin
Once considered the most dangerous man in society due to the theory of Evolution. He wrote a book called 'On the Origin of species.'
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Nicholas Copernicus
Came up with the theory that the sun is the center of the Universe and all planets orbit around it. Before Copernicus came up with this theory, society believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe.
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Humanist approah
This is a term used to describe the approach of living life based on reason, experience and human values, rather than religion or superstition. Humanists do not believe in a God or an afterlife.
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