Philosophy, Science and Religion

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immutable
unchanged since creation
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irreducible complexity
some biological organisms are too complex to evolve without help from an unevolved designer
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intelligent design
universe must have a designer rather than being the result of change or undirected natural processes
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paradigm
a model or pattern that serves to represent a group or collection of things or events
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hypothesis
theory that is put forward and then tested against the evidence
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God of the gaps
God is responsible for any aspect of human experience that cannot otherwise be explained, as human knowledge increases God's responsibilities decrease
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GUT
grand unified theory, a theory that explains the origins and the developments of the universe in its entirety
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memes
cultural idea or belief that is passed on from person to person and down the generations
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verbal inspiration
Holy scripture is inspired by God, open to interpretation, Bible is inspired by God or author inspired to write by God
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fact
observation that has been repeatedly confirmed and for all practical purposes accepted as true
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law
descriptive generalisation about how some aspect of the natural world behaves under stated circumstances
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theory
incorporates facts, laws, inferences and tested hypotheses
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fundamentalists
believe in literal truth of scripture and its propositions
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libralists
believe the Bible was not written by God directly, but by people who used their own religious experiences to communicate their beliefs
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traditionalists
believe that although the Bible is full of truth, some parts have to be re-interpretated
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evolutionary creationism
God created the universe through the process of evolution
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evolution
the process by which living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms
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natural selection
Organisms that are better adapted to their environments are more likely to survive and pass these characteristics onto their offspring
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survival of the fittest
a natural process resulting in the organisms best adapted to their environment
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Big Bang theory
the explosion of dense matter which marked the beginning of the universe
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creationists
literal belief in the account of creation found in the Genesis books in the Bible
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